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Jalili: Solana report should comply with Iran's logical stand

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 1, IRNA
Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili said here Saturday that Solana's upcoming report to the UNSC should be identical with Iran's logical stand.

Speaking to reporters, he said his meeting with EU High Representative Javier Solana in London covered various topics on democracy, security, nuclear energy as well as economic cooperation.

"We have proposed new offers on expansion of jointly run projects as well as Iran's peaceful nuclear dossier," Jalili said.

Iran has put a new proposal on the table which could help bolster mutual cooperation on disarmament, campaign against proliferation and production of weapons of mass destruction and peaceful use of nuclear energy, he said.

"We have three essential principles in our nuclear drive which could be defined as defending the legitimate rights of the Iranian nation as a member of NPT and IAEA, carrying out our duties and responsibilities as part of our commitment to NPT protocol and continued cooperation on various issues leading to constructive cooperation," he said.

Asked about Iran's reaction should the report by the Solana be negative, he said Iran adopts a rational stand in defending its legitimate rights and pays no attention to the reports issued by others.

"Others should provide a logical report based on our rational behavior," he underlined.

The IAEA in its latest report has closed the P1 and P2 cases which has therefore created a positive atmosphere in the international community, he said.

A reporter said the Western media had declared that Jalili's meeting with Solana on Friday had produced no result, to which he said: "We conveyed our views and stands in the meeting and now we will wait to see how the case would be evaluated by others." "We expect the international community to adopt a positive stand on Iran's cooperation with the IAEA," Jalili underlined.

During talks with Solana, the EU High Representative called for a telephone conversation between the two sides in mid-December and also a meeting by the end of December, Jalili said.

"During the current week, I would pay a visit to Moscow," Jalili pointed out.


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