Haddad-Adel: We are not willing Iran's nuclear dossier go to UNSC
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Beirut, Sept 30, IRNA
Parliament Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said here Friday, "We are not willing to see Iran's nuclear dossier go to the United Nations' Security Council."
Speaking at a press conference at Beirut's Feniqiyeh Hotel, the Iranian parliament speaker in response to a question by Reuters, added, "Furthermore, we do not see any convincing legal reason why that would happen."
The parliament speaker reiterated, "We have had a good cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and taken all possible measures aimed at trust building throughout that
He said, "What we are asking for is precisely within the written rules of the said agency, but the US and EU demands are beyond those regulations."
Haddad-Adel Added, "Currently, insisting on the need to be benefitted from our legal right regarding taking advantage of the nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and having the full nuclear fuel cycle, we do our best to solve Iran's nuclear problems through negotiation."
He said, "Imposing pressure and threatening to send Iran's nuclear dossier to the Security Council have turned a purely legal case into a fully political one in case of Iran's nuclear program."
The Iranian parliament speaker emphasized, "The UN Security Councils would not be the end of the world, at any rate."
In response to a question by Central News Bureau (CNB) of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) regarding the reason behind Israel's threats to bombardment Iran's nuclear facilities he said, "Iran is fully ready to face any aggressive move, and the Zionist regime knows too well that if it makes the mistake of attacking Iran's nuclear facilities it will be the big loser." Asked if Iran would resume its uranium enrichment activities before November meeting of IAEA Board of Governor, he said, "We have never had enrichment activities so far so that we would be resuming them as you say. What has happened is resuming the activities at Isfahan UCF center, that does not mean enrichment."
He reiterated, "Of course, we consider (uranium) enrichment our natural right in order to have access to full cycle of nuclear fuel cycle and in a bid to take peaceful advantage of the nuclear energy for electricity, agriculture, sanitary and medical purposes, and industrial activities."
The Seventh Majlis speaker reiterated, "Under the current conditions the Iranian Parliament has no inclination toward approving the NPT Additional Protocol and would only do so if Iran, too, could be benefitted from rights approved by the agency for all other countries."
He added, "We do not recommend joining any international organization that not only does not recognize the natural rights of some countries, but also deprives them of their rights."
The reporter of Lebanon's LBC network asked, "It is said that Iran encourages Hezbollah no to yield to plans and resolutions asking for its disarmament, even if Israel would retreat its forces from Shebaa Farms because the Islamic Republic wishes Hezbollah to defend it if one day the United States, or Israel would attack it."
The IRI Parliament Speaker said, "Hezbollah's main concern is Israel's attacks against countries other that Iran, and the issue of that political party's arms, too, is a purely Lebanese issue, not related at all to Iran, since it is the Lebanese nation that should adopt the appropriate decision in that respect."
Haddad-Adel emphasized, "Hezbollah is a Lebanese reality. It has defended the independence of Lebanon in tough years and has paid dearly for it, which is the reason why the alert Lebanese nation appreciate its past and present activities."
He added, "Iran's support for the Lebanese Hezbollah is merely spiritual, and we are harmonized with the Lebanese nation in that support."
The Islamic Consultative Majlis Speaker further emphasized, "No one in Lebanon is worried, or has any serious concerns regarding Hezbollah's weapons, because that party has repeatedly announced it would merely use them in response to Israeli aggressive moves." Haddad-Adel added, "Therefore, we believe pressure aimed at disarmament of Hezbollah is neither natural, not legitimate." In response to Voice of Lebanon's question, "What is Iran's stand regarding Beirut bomb blasts eight months ago?" Haddad said, "Iran condemns any terrorist move in Lebanon, or any other country, because terrorism is a factor that goes with anarchism and that would lead to interference of foreigners."
Lebanon's state National TV asked, "What would Iran's reaction be to Lebanon's move if it distances its political affairs furthermore from Syria and would Iran take sides with Damascus in that case?" He said, "Iran emphasizes on the need to safeguard Lebanon's independence, stability, solidarity, and security, while considering Syria this country's great and significant neighbor. Today the path is paved for re-establishment of friendly ties between Beirut and Damascus and we welcome such cordial ties."
Asked about Iran's stand on international resolutions on Lebanon, such as the UN resolution 1559 and 1595, he said, "The Lebanese nation need to remain alert keeping in mind the losses they have suffered throughout the years if Civil War (1975-1990), and to take special are lest the foreigners' interferences would once against create chaotic conditions here."
IRNA asked, "How do you predict the future of two countries' ties keeping in mind that new governments have taken charge both in Tehran and in Beirut?"
Haddad said, "Both countries are determined to further develop comprehensive ties in the future and therefore we are quite optimistic about the perspective of bilateral ties."
The Iranian Parliament Speaker further elaborating on the reason behind his optimism in that respect said, "Thanks to its
reconstruction experience following the Iraqi-imposed war, having a seventy-million-strong nation, being benefitted from experts and technical and economic, Iran can broadly cooperate with the new Lebanese government.
Haddad-Adel added, "Iran and Lebanon both have ancient cultures and are both considered cradles of ancient civilizations, while the good ties that have linked them as of old times are further expanding today."
The Islamic Majlis Speaker emphasized, "We attach great importance to our ties with Lebanon and have reflected our viewpoints in our visits with this country's officials during this visit, seeking broader fields for cooperation."
Reporter of Al-Mostaqbal TV asked, "Will trilateral cooperation among Iran, Syria and Lebanon lead to decreasing foreign pressure imposed against Lebanese groups supported by Damascus?
Haddad-Adel answered, "Our main goal in cooperation with Damascus and Beirut is assisting Syria, and particularly Lebanon to solve their problems without interfering in those two countries' internal affairs.
The parliament speaker added, "The Lebanese people, relying on their experience and their political maturity have the power to take control of their own country's affairs and our support for the sovereign Lebanese government and Lebanon's stability would not harm any one, nor any third country."
In response to a question on Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al Faisal's recent remarks and his accusation against Iran, including interference in Iraq's internal affairs, he said, "Iran enjoys excellent relations with Saudi Arabia and Mr. Faisal's remarks astonished everyone."
Haddad Adel emphasized, "Neither the Saudi foreign minister, nor anyone else can present any authentic proof regarding Iran's interference in Iraq, or any other country's internal affairs." He added, "I believe the Saudi foreign minster's remarks have been based on misleading information presented to him."
The Iranian Majlis Speaker said, "Realities in Iraq prove that Iran's interference in that country's affairs cannot logically be true, because on one hand it is said that Iran supports the Iraqi Shi'as, and on the other hand as we know the Shi'as have been the targets of most terrorist attacks and massacres during the past few months. These two realities cannot logically be both true.
In response to a question regarding accusation that Iran is making attempts to create a Shi'a cycle from Tehran to Baghdad, and from there to Damascus and Beirut, he said, "Such talks are aimed at disturbing the political atmosphere in the region.
He added, "We strongly support the political independence, territorial integrity and stability of Iraq, Lebanon and Syria, because the stability of those countries is beneficial for the whole Middle East, including Iran."
Iran's Islamic Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel arrived in Beirut on Thursday on a three-day official visit and has so far met and conferred with a number of Lebanese political and religious authorities.
Haddad-Adel who is scheduled to visit southern Lebanon on Saturday would depart Beirut for Damascus on Saturday evening.
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