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Iran seeks nuclear crisis to come to an end: Aqazadeh

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Vienna, Sept 21, IRNA
Iran's Vice-President and Head of Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO), Gholam-Reza Aqazadeh, said on Wednesday that Iran seeks nuclear crisis to come to an end and does not want prolongation of the matter.

"Despite Iran's will and effort, if the Europeans wanted to press ahead with their own scheme, the Islamic Republic will revise stance on its two voluntary actions," Aqazadeh said in a meeting with representatives of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

"The two voluntary actions are suspension of Iran's nuclear activities and implementation of the addition protocol."
"If the Europeans refused to remain committed to previous agreements, we will review voluntary suspension of nuclear activities and implementation of the additional protocol."
The IAEO head added, "We will continue cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency within the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)."
He praised stance adopted by Russia, China and the NAM member states and said, "We believe Iran's nuclear case can be settled within the IAEA framework."
Turning to the trend of Iran's nuclear talks with the three European states (France, Germany and Britain), Aqazadeh said, "The Europeans presented no objective guarantees but Iran offered four-point plan and another plan in talks with France which were rejected by the three European states in Geneva.

"Unfortunately, the Europeans did not pay attention to Iran's least rights in their recent proposal."
He pointed to recent meetings of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Secretary of Supreme National Security Council, Ali Larijani, with foreign ministers of the EU3 in presence of the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and said, "It was agreed South Africa's initiative would be implemented but we do not know why the Europeans stopped the initiative to take effect."


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