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No secret nuclear activity in Iran - Hosseini

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 20, IRNA
Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mohammad-Ali Hosseini, said on Sunday that Iran has no secret or confidential nuclear activity and that the entire program is under supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Talking to reporters during his weekly press briefing, he rejected recent allegations made by US President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown against Iran's peaceful nuclear program as baseless.

Asked about the possibility of talks between Iran and members of the Group 5+1 on Iran's nuclear issue, he said the modality issues have been resolved and that currently, Iran and the UN nuclear agency have normalized relations.

However, Hosseini reiterated that there have been appropriate grounds and good opportunities for dialogue on other issues.

He regretted that the potentials have been not been used appropriately.

He said that Iran-EU relations could be settled down in a more appropriate manner.

Asked whether the visit to Germany of Deputy Foreign Minister Mehdi Safari was aimed at making preparations for talks with the Group 5+1, Hosseini said his visit had nothing to do with dialogue with that group.

Safari's visit took place at the invitation of his German counterpart and focused on bilateral cooperation and regional developments.

He said that the talks are in line with Iran-EU cooperation.


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