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MP highlights IAEA verification of Iran nuclear program

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 15, IRNA
The recent clear stance made by the UN nuclear watchdog indicated non-diversion and legitimacy of Iranian nuclear program, a member of Iran's parliament said on Monday.

Majlis deputy from Tabriz, capital of East Azarbaijan province, Mohammad-Reza Mirtajeddini made the remarks while commenting on the Sunday's comments by spokesperson of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Melissa Fleming, about Iran.

Fleming had said in a statement that despite recent claims made by certain Western media, no nuclear material was missing in Iran.

She stressed that all enriched uranium in Isfahan nuclear installations were under the control and supervision of IAEA and nothing was missing.

She made the remarks as a response to a fabricated article in the Daily Telegraph claiming that Iran had renewed nuclear weapons development and that an amount of nuclear materials stored at Isfahan nuclear facilities were disappeared.

Fleming described the article, written by Con Coughlin and Tim Butcher, as invalid and completely fabricated.

She stressed that the IAEA inspectors who visit Iran's nuclear facilities on a regular basis have confirmed that there was no deviation from peaceful operations at the country's nuclear facilities.

Referring to Fleming's statement, Mirtajeddini said that the IAEA's spokesperson, as a senior official of the agency, "has gave a clear response to the US and Zionists ballyhoo about Iran." The US and Zionists controlled-media are consistently trying to present a wrong image of Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, said the MP stressing that the IAEA's reports about Tehran's nuclear program has always proved otherwise.

Mirtajeddini added that under the heavy pressure exerted by the US and Zionists lobby, the case of Iran's peaceful program was deprived of being examined through a legal and natural process.


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