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Iran will push for breakthrough in nuclear talks: Official

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Hamedan, Aug 31, IRNA
Iran will start a broad diplomatic move with respect to its nuclear activities within a month, a senior official with the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) said here Tuesday.

Addressing a local conference here, Head of SNSC Publicity and Information Dissemination Committee Ali Aqamohammadi said Tehran would push forward its nuclear energy issue with the new team which would include new Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and the SNSC Secretary Ali Larijani.

Despite Tehran's patience and tolerance for 22 months, the EU-3 (Britain, Germany and France), failed to garner Iran's confidence, he said.

"In case these countries correct their policy with respect to nuclear energy, we will negotiate with them, too," he said.

Negotiating effectively with different countries including members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and other European states is the strategy and innovative proposal of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Iran's nuclear case.

"Iran will go on with its enrichment activity for atomic fuel," said the official noting that to this end Iran will also get access to uranium mines.

Aqamohammadi said, "Iran has a sage and brave leader (Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei), will continue its nuclear activities, and will remain patient with fiery temper of the US and Europe.

"The new government aims to speed up the use of nuclear energy. Bushehr power plant will be run at an experimental stage next year and Russia is to supply its needed fuel. The power plant will generate 1,000 MW of electricity."

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