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“Attempts to have lethal robots operate in fully autonomous mode are unacceptable today, as current technology lacks the ability to accurately conform to the nuanced, context-dependent laws of targeting. However, we may eventually be capable of and compelled to use LARs in specific operational theatres. Thus, a timely dialogue and international consensus on their future is essential. However, an absolute ban on LARs, as advocated by such groups as Human Rights Watch and the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, appears to be premature for the moment,” – Elliot Serbin, Intern at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
“If we are negotiating with the West that does not mean that our position regarding western dominance and interference in the Middle East has changed. Iran is not willing to give up its independent politics for any price. Iran’s eight-year resistance during a forcible war and its firmness in the question of peaceful use of nuclear energy are examples of such an Iranian approach. Resistance and evasion of sanctions are a witness to the independence of Iran. If Iran were to rely on the West, then we could not endure western pressure,” – Seyed Alinaghi (Kamal) Kharrazi, the Head of the Strategic Council of Public Relations under the administration of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
«The only truly vulnerable point of the framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program remains a matter of lifting the sanctions. It is obvious that the parties were unable to reach the common ground, the wording was left as general as possible. To lift the sanctions Iran need to convince the IAEA that it had complied with all provisions of the agreement. But, if the reduction in the number of centrifuges is easily verifiable, the removal of questions on "possible military dimensions" of Iranian nuclear program, going back as far as 1990-s, may be a long-lasting and complex process», – PIR Center "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Director Andrey Baklitskiy.
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