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Gov't to accept nuclear offers based on Iran's interests: MP

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Mashhad, Khorassan Razavi Prov, March 4, IRNA
A Majlis deputy said here Sunday that the government would accept any proposal offered by Europe on its peaceful nuclear case in line with Iran's national interests.

An MP from northeastern cities of Mashhad and Kalat, Ali Sarafraz Yazdi made the remark while speaking to IRNA.

"Any proposal by the West or Europe should be totally in line with Iran's national interests and nuclear rights," he said.

He added that Iran's confidence-building measures and diplomacy have had an appropriate trend, stressing, "Our diplomatic system currently carries out its duty in the best possible manner.

"Fortunately, no change has been made in Iran's nuclear diplomacy after several years of Iran's efforts to access peaceful nuclear technology in line with guidelines and supervision of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei."

Sarafraz Yazdi, who is also a member of Majlis Education and Research Commission, added, "Iran's literature and attitude towards nuclear case have changed in proportion to needs of the time but we have always followed the same goal."

He said Iran suspended uranium enrichment two years ago in accordance with the country's interests, adding it currently refuses to suspend enrichment to meet the country's interests.

The MP stressed that the Iranian nation would not yield to any pressure or oppression, saying, "Stability in goals show the country's determination to fully acquire nuclear technology.

"Despite efforts made by the West to isolate Iran, the government has still a dynamic presence in talks, meetings, visits and consultations."

The parliamentarian added, "Iran acts based on regulations of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), pursues inalienable rights of the Iranian nation and builds confidence on international scenes which are regarded as positive points in peaceful use of nuclear energy.

"Doors of negotiations with Iran are still open. Tehran will accept all rational proposals based on international regulations, if they do not run counter to the rights of the Iranian nation." Sarafraz Yazdi further stated, "Undoubtedly, there is no ambiguity in Iran's performance with respect to a precise supervision by Iran's Atomic Energy Organization over enrichment activities in the country.

"It is obvious that the West and Europe's pretexts are totally politically motivated."

The MP urged the government to continue its confidence-building measures on international scenes and neutralize plots hatched by the West through its media against Iran.


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