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UNSC involvement in Iran N-case to foment confrontation: Asefi

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 7, IRNA
Iran Sunday said involvement of the United Nations Security Council in Iran's nuclear case and adoption of incorrect decision by the council could turn the path of cooperation into confrontation.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi made the remark while addressing domestic and foreign reporters at his weekly press conference.

"Any measure by the Security Council will have adverse impacts on the trend of the Islamic Republic of Iran's cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)," he said.

Asefi added a draft resolution prepared by Britain and France and backed by the US against Iran's nuclear program is politically motivated.

"We think the IAEA should not be weakened."
The US on Saturday failed to convince the 15 Security Council members to approve the proposed draft resolution against Iran's peaceful nuclear program.

"Involvement of the Security Council in Iran's nuclear case is totally illegal," he said.

The spokesman added the US and the West intend to take advantage of the Security Council politically.

"In fact, certain countries have set trap for independent states through measures taken at the Security Council and the possibility of adopting a resolution (against Iran).

"The issues of suspension and pause are not on Iran's
agenda at all," he said.

The spokesman added, "Iran should not be expected to continue its cooperation with the IAEA if its case is not to be discuss at the IAEA and the Security Council is to take it up."
He noted that most Security Council members are against the US attitude but Washington pushes its demands forward by taking resort to the policy of intimidation.

"The US has proved it does not believe in ethics and logic in international relations."
Asefi said, "If the Security Council adopts a resolution which does not officially recognize Iran's right, Tehran will not implement it."


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