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Elham: Iran prepared to face anything concerning its nuclear issue

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 23, IRNA
Government spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham here Wednesday said that though Iran expects a rational and just reaction to its response to the proposal of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (5+1 group), it is prepared to face anything.

He told IRNA that all problems are believed to be solved within the framework of international principles.

"In case no framework is taken into view and if we find the atmosphere of talks unfair, we shall proceed in accordance with their approach.

"To protect the inalienable rights of the Iranian nation, we remain committed to international rights, frameworks and laws and will comply with them," he added.

In response to a question about the content of Iran's response to the 5+1 group and the time it is expected to be released, he said, "We decided that our response should be pursued diplomatically rather than being released to the media."

Elham said that at present the conditions are not favorable for revealing details of the response, given that making comments on it by the media does not accord the policies of either side.

"If our partners change their approach and reveal the issue to the media, we will also have the right to revise our policy," he said.

In reply to the question whether Iran has agreed to suspend its enrichment process for a short time, he refrained from responding to such a question and said that the relevant activities are currently underway and that nuclear research is being conducted.

The government spokesman said that no change has been made in Iran's nuclear trend, except that it is prepared for talks.

Elham repeated that nothing has changed, adding that Iran has responded to the received proposal and expects talks to be resumed, according to its offer.


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