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Elham: NIE report puts an end to dispute over Iran nuclear program

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 5, IRNA
Government spokesman Gholamhossein Elham said on Wednesday that the report released by US National Intelligence Estimates (NIE) put an end to the dispute over Iranian nuclear program.

He told reporters on the sidelines of Conference of Judiciary Chiefs of the Islamic Countries that it is a confession on the part of the US administration that they wasted the time of the international community for political objectives by bringing up unfounded allegations against Iranian nuclear program.

Elham, who is also the justice minister, said that the international community is expected to doubt the allegations the United States usually fabricates against Iran or other countries.

"The US should feel shame before the international community for the allegations it levelled against Iran and it should pay compensation for the losses it inflicted on Iran over the past several years," Elham said.

He dismissed the criticism about presence of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the Summit of Leaders of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) in Doha, Qatar saying that Iran has strategic relations with the Arab states in the Persian Gulf.

Elham said that President Ahmadinejad's presence in the Summit has positive impacts on developing cooperation with the neighboring states.

He said that PGCC leaders had invited Iranian president to the Summit for the first time and that President Ahmadinejad's attendance in the meeting would be effective to enhance level of Iranian relations with with the PGCC states.



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