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MP warns EU3 of continuation of their approach to Iran's nuclear case

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 10, IRNA
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Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, here Wednesday said continuation of the strategy the EU troika has adopted on Iran's nuclear case would have adverse impacts on bilateral relations.

Addressing Majlis open session, Boroujerdi criticized performance of the three European states -- Germany, France and Britain -- for the package they have proposed on Iran's nuclear program.

"The proposal runs counter to all international regulations, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). In our eyes, it is rejected and unacceptable.

"The Islamic Republic has remained committed to halt fuel cycle operation. The system has not announced its decision on resumption of work at Natanz yet," he said.

He said the Isfahan project is different from Natanz fuel cycle and part manufacturing, stressing, "We still insist on the Islamic Republic's unchangeable policy regarding uranium enrichment.

"We regard the IAEA cameras as an objective guarantee which has been actually materialized. We hope the three European states will also accept such realities," the MP said.

Boroujerdi added that construction of a nuclear research reactor in Tehran by the United States and a nuclear power plant at Bushehr by Germany, design of Darkhoein nuclear power plant by France and an agreement on generation of 23,000 MW of nuclear energy by these states were clear samples of implementation of Article 4 of the NPT before the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

The West halted cooperation with Iran after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in several fields including nuclear issues. The victory of the revolution was the first and foremost reason for the political and not technical or legal approach of these countries towards Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, he stated.

The United States has launched a propaganda campaign in many countries alleging that Iran is after production of nuclear weapons.

"The Islamic Republic, through its two-year policy of
restraint and tolerance, acted in a way that the IAEA Chief (Mohamed ElBaradei) in June and November, 2004 reiterated that Iran has not violated the agency's regulations and that high level pollution of the tested machines had foreign origin.

"The three European states should have announced the closure of Iran's nuclear dossier given its enrichment suspension based on international regulations and the EU troika's commitment with regard to Iran's transparent and confidence-building measures.

"But they did not do so and even called for an extraordinary meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors."
The MP also hailed the Non-Aligned Movement member states for their independent stance on assessing the meeting as unnecessary.

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