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Mottaki calls for UNSC self-restraint on Iran nuclear issue

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 26, IRNA
Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki urged the United Nations Security Council on Saturday to show self-restraint on Iran's peaceful nuclear issue until receiving next report by the head of the UN nuclear watchdog over Iran's nuclear activities.

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei is expected to issue a report around February 20 on his visit to Iran and IAEA's inquiry into Iran's nuclear activity.

Mottaki made the remarks in a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart, Noer Hassan Wirajuda, held on the sidelines of the annual gathering of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Foreign Ministry Press and Information Office reported.

Mottaki stressed that given various reports by the IAEA, the best measure to be taken by the UN Security Council "is to put Iran's nuclear issue in its right place which is the IAEA."

Meanwhile, the Indonesian minister referred to Iran-IAEA cooperation as constructive and significant and called for finalizing Iran's nuclear issue after receiving ElBaradei's next report.

Wirajuda also suggested that the 5+1 Group start an "unconditional talks" with Iran over the issue.

In addition to Iran peaceful nuclear issue, Mottaki and Wirajuda discussed other major matters as well as a forthcoming visit to Iran by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia which would take place in response to a last year visit to Indonesia by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


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