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Jalili: Iran's nuclear activities of peaceful nature

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 23, IRNA
Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili on Wednesday delivered a speech at the European Parliament in Brussels on various issues.

The shape of democracy and its components have been approved by Iran and the EP but as far decision making is concerned the role of people in each country should be respected, Jalili said.

On Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, he said Iran is a member of IAEA and fully abides by NPT and fulfills all its duties within NPT rules and regulations.

According to the IAEA Charter all members should enjoy equal rights in compliance with their commitments otherwise the IAEA and NPT might be harmed, he said.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been committed to its obligations with regards to IAEA Safeguards Agreements and even has voluntarily let over 2,300 man/hours inspections be done of its nuclear installations, he said.

On voluntary suspension of Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, he said Iran voluntarily halted uranium enrichment for about two years and carried out IAEA additional protocol and even declared that every country or its private sector can directly cooperate in uranium enrichment with Iran, Jalili said.

"We did our best to win trust of IAEA which resulted in issuance of a clean health report on the country's nuclear program by IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei confessing that they could not find even one single case of Iran's deviation from peaceful nuclear activities.

What was the result of such confidence-building?" he questioned.

"We have carried out our nuclear activities under supervision of IAEA and and even we were about to voluntarily implement IAEA additional protocol. Our Majlis approved that if Iran's nuclear dossier was not referred to UNSC, the government would not be authorized to implement it," he said.

"Why did those who were concerned about our transparent activities refer Iran's nuclear dossier to UNSC and prevented our transparent measures?" he questioned.

All have admitted that Iran's nuclear activities are of peaceful nature, he said, adding that the recent report issued by 16 US intelligence agencies has put the seal of approval to such claim, Jalili said.


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