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IAEA expected to take more logical step: Larijani

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 25, IRNA
Iran has responded to six outstanding questions of the International Atomic Energy Agency and is not obliged to answer the US-fabricated charge of alleged studies, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Thursday.

In reference to the Modality Agreement according to which the IAEA has undertaken to put an end to the accusations against Iran after it received response for the six outstanding issues, Larijani criticized IAEA Managing Director Mohamed ElBaradei for echoing the US baseless accusations in contravention with the Modality Agreement.

Asked about his evaluation of the latest report released by IAEA chief, he told IRNA that Iran has answered all the six questions posed by the international body and it is not responsible for extra questions.

"ElBaradei was expected to take a more logical and basic step, given the Iranian cooperation with the agency and based on the Modality Agreement," he said.

Asked whether Iran accepted to respond to alleged studies on August 27, 2007, Larijani said that only six subjects about the country's nuclear activities were on the agency's agenda, which were answered by Iran on a schedule, and there was not extra topic.

"The same approach which solved the six outstanding issues can also help resolve alleged studies," he said.

The former Iranian nuclear negotiator said that alleged studies is a new charge brought up by the US and the agency is pursuing it.

Larijani also reiterated that currently Iran and the agency have a good level of cooperation which can help solve the issues.


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