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Iran has not received any new nuclear offer: Elham

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 15, IRNA
Iran has not presented nor received any new nuclear proposal, government spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham said here Monday.

Elham, speaking to domestic and foreign reporters at his weekly press conference, gave the reply when asked what new offer had been made by Europe in ongoing discussions to resolve the nuclear standoff.

"We have not presented any proposal nor received a new one," he said, adding that the media simply created the stories.

"We conduct (our nuclear program) based on international law, rules and regulations including the Non-Proliferation Treaty," he reiterated.

Iran's cooperation within the framework of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) rules and the NPT will be its most important assurance that it has not diverted from its peaceful nuclear activities," he said.

"The IAEA has full supervision over Iran's nuclear activities.

Reports showed no diversion in the country's (nuclear) activities, he added."
The spokesman stressed that Iran has the right to produce nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, including industrial-scale uranium, saying "these activities are carried out under the supervison of the IAEA."
"It will be meaningless for Iran to give up its indisputable rights. We will pursue our (nuclear) work within regulations," he said.

"Those who think of achieving other objectives in Iran's nuclear case should know they will face a powerful, strong, determined and law-abiding nation," he added.


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