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Nuclear fuel production breach of no int'l commitment - Iran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New York, March 1, IRNA
Iran's permanent UN representative here Wednesday reiterated Iran is not breaching any of its international commitments by producing nuclear fuel.

In IRI representative's written answer to an article published in Wednesday edition of Wall Street Journal, it is pointed out, "We are merely moving based on our stated right in the text of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that allows us to produce the fuel we need." The reply added, "Contrary to the claim made in Wall Street Journal, Iran has both in the past, and today been constantly cooperating with the IAEA and its nuclear facilities have been functioning fully under direct supervision of that agency in accordance with NPT regulations."

The IRI Permanent UN Representative further reiterates, "Relying on more than 2,000 personnel/day inspections, the UN nuclear watchdog has repeatedly announced in its comprehensive reports that there is no evidence about Iran's deviation from non-peaceful objectives in its nuclear program."

In its reply to the intriguing US daily article, the Iranian UN representative has posed the question, "With all these points in mind, the question is on what basis is the UN after imposing sanctions against Iran, while proliferation threats have been repeatedly posed by Israel, and the UN has taken no step aimed at disarming its nuclear arsenal."

It adds, "That is further astonishing keeping in mind that Israel has so far refrained from permitting the agency's inspectors to visit its huge nuclear arsenal."

The official IRI reply advises the international community to adopt an urgent decision to abandon adopting such double standards against Iran's rights, that cannot be justified based on any logic.

Iran's Permanent UN Representative has at the end expressed regret that Iran's rights are so easily ignored even by the US journalists, just as they always ignore our country's constructive role in promotion of regional stability, in a bid to present a distorted image of the Islamic Republic of Iran's humane identity.


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