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Mottaki says Iran referral to UNSC will kick off a game

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

United Nations, New York, Sept 21, IRNA
Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said here Tuesday the drive to haul Iran before the United Nations Security Council (SNSC) is the kickoff of a game the Europeans will also lose.

Mottaki made the remark in a meeting with his Kuwaiti counterpart Muhammad al-Sabah al-Salim Al Sabah on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

"Those, who back the referral of Iran's nuclear dossier to the UNSC will not win the game," Mottaki reiterated.

He underlined Tehran's confidence-building attempt in the international community on nuclear issues while putting great emphasis on the country's absolute right to access to peaceful nuclear technology.

Mottaki briefed the Kuwaiti foreign minister on Iran's nuclear talks with the European states and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent proposal.

Pointing to the deep-rooted friendly ties with Kuwait, the Iranian minister voiced Tehran's determination to further consolidate bilateral relations and cooperation at international level.

Al Sabah, for his part, said Iran's nuclear case is quite technical and other countries should avoid politicizing the case.

He welcomed that part of Ahmadinejad's speech in the recent UN General Assembly, which termed the development of nuclear weapons as "haram" -- banned by the Islamic Sharia.

The ranking Kuwaiti official stressed Iran and other developing states reserve the right to have access to peaceful nuclear technology.



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