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France calls on Iran to remain committed to Paris Agreement

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Paris, Sept 14, IRNA
France on Wednesday called on Iran to remain committed to the Paris Agreement in connection with its nuclear case, saying it will defend such a stance at the 60th regular session of the UN General Assembly.

The deputy spokesman for French Foreign Ministry said that France has not changed its stance on Iran's nuclear dossier, adding Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin would outline France's stance in his address to the UN General Assembly.

Iran cancelled voluntary suspension of uranium enrichment and started parts of nuclear activities at Isfahan uranium conversion facility (UCF) last month under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) after the Europeans ignored the country's nuclear right.

Tehran expressed readiness to resume nuclear talks with Europe but stressed observation of its rights based on international regulations including access to nuclear fuel cycle.

The French Foreign Ministry deputy spokesman said the three European states (France, Britain and Germany) presented positive proposals to Iran based on the Paris Agreement.

He added the UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei's report on Iran's nuclear activities would be discussed during the IAEA Board of Governors session on September 19.

On next round of negotiations and meetings between the three EU trio and Iran in New York or other states, he said no official meeting has been planned on Iran's nuclear case, adding unofficial and unpredicted meetings may be held between ministers of the countries during the UN General Assembly session.

He said Iran would be referred to the UN Security Council if no solution is found.



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