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Mottaki: No change in Iran's peaceful nuclear program

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, March 6, IRNA
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Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said here Tuesday that no change has been made in Iran's peaceful nuclear program.

Mottaki made the remarks in his joint press conference with the Head of Hamas Political Bureau Khaled Meshaal in Tehran.

Iran's legal nuclear program aims to produce fuel for power plants which should be built in line with the national development plans and no change has been made to this end, he said.

Mottaki made the remarks in response to a question on alleged low level works in Iranian nuclear sites quoted from IAEA Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei.

He expressed the hope that Iranian nuclear dispute with the Western nations would be resolved through negotiations.

"If the negotiating parties take any positive move to resolve the issue, there is no doubt that Iran would take similar action," he said.

"We think that we can find a comprehensive formula to remove any probable concerns to this end," he said.

"We believe that we can keep going with our peaceful nuclear activities while engaged in talks with parties involved in the dispute," he pointed out.

Confidence-building has nothing to do with ignoring Iran's legitimate rights, he said.

He expressed the hope that Iran's peaceful nuclear programs would be resolved through mutual understanding.

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