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Iran to implement Additional Protocol if IAEA tasked with probe

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 30, IRNA
Iran-Nuclear Program-Additional Protocol
Iran will implement the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty if International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is tasked with the probe, deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) for International Affairs, Mohammad Saeedi, told IRNA on Sunday.

Iran's refusal to implement the Additional Protocol so far was a "correct policy", he said, stressing, "Expansion of Iran's cooperation with the IAEA will never be tantamount to suspension of uranium enrichment."
Pointing to Friday report by the IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei on Iran's nuclear program, Saeedi said, "The report did not use phrases such as the IAEA cannot prove peaceful purpose of Iran's nuclear activities, mentioned in previous reports.

"Although we are not completely satisfied with the report, but there were fewer biting words in it compared with previous ones." The IAEO official said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran will proceed with cooperation with the IAEA and is ready to go ahead with more confidence-building measures in terms of enforcing Additional Protocol to NPT.

"The IAEA will continue visits to Iran's nuclear facilities. The last round of inspections was conducted on April 25. The inspectors left Iran but will come back again." 2327/1416



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