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FM advisor comments on resumption of nuclear talks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 22, IRNA
Iran-EU-Nuclear Talks
Advisor to Foreign Minister said on Sunday that resuming negotiations with the European Union on nuclear program will be the best way to resolve the dispute.

Ali Khorram told IRNA that the recent remarks of the US Defense Secretary Robert Gates on resuming nuclear talks with Iran is the best option.

"The West seems to be keen on resumption of nuclear negotiations." Khorram said that completion of nuclear fuel circle by Iranian young scientists has prompted foreign nuclear powers to recognize Iran as a nuclear state reviewing their former stance.

Touching on the 30 days remaining to the deadline set by the UN Security Council to suspend uranium enrichment, he said that Iran needs more time to decide on, but, the nation will definitely refuse to suspend enrichment.

"Iran will not give up its indisputable right to enrich uranium, and explores diplomatic channels to achieve proper result to this end," he added.

"Among 15 member states of the UNSC, some members including Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) have not any tribune to express their objection to imposing sanctions on Iran."

Pointing to the new event of acquiring industrial scale of fuel cycle in Iran, he added that according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Islamic Republic set up 1,312 centrifuges, and the success has made the UNSC five permanent members review their former stance.

Reaffirming Iranian commitment to Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and IAEA Safeguards, Khorram said that adopting resolutions against inalienable rights of Iranians will make Iran more determined for the nuclear rights.

"They have no option but reasonable ways to resolve the issue," he said, in reference to their attempt to exaggerate on Iran's nuclear program.


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