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Larijani: Nuclear issue can still be solved peacefully

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Athens, May 9, IRNA
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Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Ali Larijani here Tuesday at a meeting with Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Theodora Bakoyannis said there was still room to solve the nuclear issue peacefully and within the confines of the International Atomic Agency Agency (IAEA).

Addressing the media, he referred to the significance attached by countries to their historical and traditional ties with his country "with its rich civilization," and said this explained why his talks with Bakoyannis were held in the most friendly and constructive atmosphere.

"Iran's nuclear dossier was reported in haste to the UN Security Council by a number of parties desiring to create problems and thus a wrong decisions were made in this respect," he added.

The SNSC secretary suggested to Europe to break free from its policy of trying to create obstacles in the path to resolve the Iran nuclear issue considering that in the past 20 years it has already launched four major wars in the region.

Larijani stressed that peaceful use of nuclear energy was the inalienable right of the Iranian people, and added that Iran will stay committed to all decisions taken by the IAEA within the framework of the NPT.

For his part, the Greek foreign minister expressed satisfaction with the meeting and said that Greece believes Iran's nuclear issue can still be solved through diplomatic ways.

Turning to the clear stand of his country to Iran's nuclear case, the minister said that Greece seeks global peace and is gainst proliferation of nuclear weapons.

He added that the Greeks believe the world community is worried about Iran's nuclear problem and hope it can be solved diplomatically.

Meanwhile, he declared his country's support for the Russian proposal to enrich uranium in Russian territory on Iran's behalf.

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