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Official: Iran not to accept demand for suspension

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 7, IRNA
A senior Iranian nuclear official said on Tuesday that Iran would never accept any demand for suspension which would mean a temporary halt to its nuclear activities.

"We have announced clearly that we will never accept suspension meaning temporary halt to our nuclear activities. And we will never back down from our position in that respect," said Acting Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Abdol-Reza Rahmani Fazli here on Tuesday.

Fazli went on to say, "We have repeatedly announced that while continuing our legal activities and cooperation with the IAEA we are ready to reach agreement in the talks."

He said here has been no diversion in Iran's activities: "Iran's cooperation with the IAEA is fully legal. As an NPT signatory and IAEA member, we have had any kind of cooperation. The IAEA inspections and the IAEA Chief's reports indicate no diversion in Iran's legal activities."

Touching on the US sanctions against Iran, Fazli said the US sanctions over the past years have got them nothing, rather Iran has been able to emerge more successful, face the sanctions and get more self-sufficiency.


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