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No resolution can prevent the nation from achieving its goals: IAEO official

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 17, IRNA
The deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO), Mohammad Saeedi, said on Wednesday no resolution can ever prevent the Iranian nation from achieving its goals.

Anti-Iran resolutions adopted by international bodies, including UN Security Council Resolution 1737 have all been influenced by politics, said the official as he addressed a local meeting.

He added that international bodies had acted against Iran as they were under heavy pressure by the US.

Saeedi noted that the UNSC has been used as a pressure lever by the US but that it would not achieve its objectives as the UN is mandated to "provide peace and security to the entire world." Criticizing Washington's application of double standards on Iranian issues, Saeedi said the US was putting tight pressure on Iran for its peaceful nuclear activities while at the same time supports certain countries that have burgeoning nuclear arsenals and which refuse to become members of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

"Development of nuclear weapons is a plague," stressed the official.

"Iran believes that the power of any nation depends on the unity of its people and on its success in accessing modern technologies," Saeedi stressed.

Urging Iranians to "master peaceful nuclear technology, bio-technology and nano technology," the official said "we have started our efforts (to master peaceful nuclear technology) knowing beforehand that worst resolutions could be issued against us." He said that Tehran has prepared various plans to counter plots and conspiracies of Western countries.

The official added: "Since the UN is financed by the US, it did not come as a surprise that it passed such a resolution against Iran."

Tehran is determined to complete the nuclear fuel cycle in order to prevent Western states from using it as a tool to further impose pressure on the country, Saeedi said in conclusion.


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