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Mottaki: A professional attitude needed to solve Iran's nuclear issue

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Baku, May 4, IRNA
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Thursday that "a much more professional and non-political attitude is needed towards Iran's legitimate right to access peaceful nuclear technology in order to put an end to the current nuclear impasse.

The Iranian foreign minister made the remarks after his meeting with his Pakistani counterpart on the eve of the 9th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) due to begin on Friday.

Speaking to reporters on ways of resolving Iran's nuclear dossier, he said the current non-political attitude should be avoided and instead the grounds should be prepared for continued cooperation between Tehran and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Highlighting Iran's extensive cooperation with IAEA, he said Iran's nuclear dossier is a professional and non-political issue and "we are on the opinion that politicizing the issue would be illogical and impractical."
Referring to developments pertaining to nationalization of oil industry in Iran over 50 years ago and how the the members of the UN Security Council dealt with the issue at that time, he said it is good to know that a UNSC member called the move as a threat to world security.

The way the UN Security Council dealt with the nationalization of Iranian oil industry was a good test for the national will of nations and their steadfastness in materializing their national interests, he said.


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