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Hosseini: Suspension of uranium enrichment an outdated issue

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 24, IRNA
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said here Monday that suspension of uranium enrichment is an outdated issue.

Speaking to reporters, he said Russian foreign ministry issued a declaration to state that shipment of nuclear fuel to Bushehr nuclear power plant has created suitable grounds for continued confidence building measures over Iran's nuclear activities.

On suspension of uranium enrichment, he said the issue is completely outdated and "We have declared it for several times that setting preconditions such as suspension is totally out of question and we should continue our activities based on realities." Shipment of nuclear fuel to Bushehr nuclear power plant and activities of Natanz nuclear site for generation of nuclear electricity have been defined in Iran's developing program, Hosseini said.

In his weekly press briefing, Hosseini advised the US to remain committed to its pledges on Iraq.

He underlined that the US stands and comments on Iran's constructive role in Iraq are based on creation of doubt and hesitation and putting the blames on others through publicity of fabricated news and analyses.

"We have always declared that we regard Iraq's security as our own," he underlined.

"We strongly advise the US to deter impractical and futile attempts and to adopt a factual policy and to accept realities and remain committed to its pledges in Iraq and help restore stability and security in the country," he said.

On the next round of Iran-US talks on Iraq's security, he said negotiations with Iraqi officials are underway which would conclude in the near future.


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