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Hosseini: NIE report a good message for Europe

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 4, IRNA
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said on Tuesday that the US National Intelligence Estimates (NIE) new report on Iran can send Washington's European allies a good message on Iran's civilian nuclear program.

He added that Europeans can adopt reasonable and rational strategy instead of following its current biased and unreal policy on the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Hosseini noted that the report includes viewpoints of 16 intelligence and security agencies based in America, which obviously acknowledged that Iran's nuclear program is for peaceful purposes as Iranian officials have repeatedly mentioned.

"The report indicates that Iran's performance and the findings of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed non-diversion of Iran's nuclear activities," he said, adding, "The US administration's previous allegations against Iran have been baseless and fabricated." The spokesman added that the NIE report proves that the claims by US President George Bush and other senior American officials about Iran's nuclear program are unfounded.

He welcomed positive and constructive reports that are based on facts, saying that unfounded reports and unjust pressures could not divert world public opinion from technical and legal documents.

Hosseini also said that one of legal impacts of the recent NIE report is that referral of Iran's nuclear case to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was illegal.

The US National Intelligence Estimates announced on Monday that Iran is not after building atomic bomb.



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