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Iran's nuclear activities under IAEA supervision: Hosseini

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 22, IRNA
Iran on Sunday reiterated that all its peaceful nuclear activities have been carried out based on international treaties and under supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini made the statement at his weekly press conference when asked to comment on remarks made by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf who described Iran's nuclear program as a threat to countries in the Middle East.

"Unconfirmed remarks made by certain officials cannot be taken into consideration," he said.

Asked about outcomes of talks to be held between Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani and the EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, scheduled to be held on Wednesday, he added, "Preservation of the Iranian nation's right to access peaceful nuclear technology within frameworks of regulations is important for us.

"We hope talks will seek a serious goal which has already been stressed and find main and fundamental bases for settlement of disputes over Iran's nuclear case."

In response to a question on release of the IAEA's confidential report on Iran's nuclear program by certain foreign media, the spokesman said, "We have repeatedly announced the IAEA's reports about inspection of Iran's nuclear activities are among confidential documents which should not be made public.

"Officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran have repeatedly stressed that the IAEA should not disclose confidential documents which will result in adverse consequences."

Pointing to Russia's announcement on providing nuclear fuel to Iran under the IAEA's supervision, he stated, "Certain Russian officials have made contradictory remarks.

"Deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ahmad Fayyaz-Bakhsh is currently in Moscow to hold talks with Russian officials on frameworks of cooperation."

He added, "Russia's non-compliance with commissioning of Bushehr power plant will have different outcomes."

Hosseini noted that bringing discredit to Russia, making the in public opinion in Iran doubtful about Moscow and confirmation of legitimacy of Iran's stance on lack of a guarantee to receive fuel from other countries would be among such outcomes.


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