Find a Security Clearance Job!

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

ElBaradei's report ambiguous: Asefi

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 4, IRNA
Iran Sunday said the recent report presented by the UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei on its nuclear activities was ambiguous and had no coherence and integration.

"One cannot find any grounds in this report for referral of Iran's (nuclear) dossier to the UN Security Council," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi told domestic and foreign reporters at his weekly press conference.

In a report to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) board of governors Saturday, Elbaradei said that Iran had been cooperative in providing the IAEA with some new information with respect to the dates of the plutonium research activities that is at variance with some of the dates provided earlier.

"ElBaradei's report pointed to certain minor issues which we think they are just pretexts. The report mentioned cases that have nothing to do with us and are related to the IAEA regulations," Asefi added.

In the recent report, ambiguous words have been used as a stick in the hands of Europe, he said.

"No threat and taking resort to ambiguous remarks would help Europe," he added.

"National interests and legal rights are all red lines.

"We are ready to cooperate with the agency, Europe and other states and hope Iran's nuclear case will be discussed in the next IAEA session with a non-political, expertised and legal attitude." 2327/1414


Join the mailing list