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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

MP warns IAEA to avoid political games

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 21, IRNA -- Deputy Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Esmaeil Kosari on Saturday called the latest report released by IAEA's chief as two-sided and urged the IAEA to submit documents on alleged studies and avoid ambiguities.

IAEA Chief Mohamed ElBaradei released its report to the agency's Board of Governors on Thursday on implementing IAEA's Safeguard agreements to Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and UNSC resolutions 1737, 1747, 1803 and 1835 against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

ElBaradei's earlier reports indicated that Iran had fully cooperated with the IAEA but the recent report has called for investigations, he said.

Speaking to IRNA, he criticized ambiguous reports issued by ElBaradei on Iran's peaceful nuclear activities and said the 16th report like the previous ones is two-sided.

Iran's nuclear program is of peaceful nature, he underlined adding that it is among responsibilities of the IAEA to issue a crystal clear report. "If there is any violation or deviation it should be declared explicitly and if according to Iran's claims, there is no deviation it should be clearly reflected as well."

It is incumbent on the IAEA to clearly reflect realities and avoid political games, he said adding that 'whereas much to our regret, they are those who make decision for the entire world but cannot release a clear report'.

The US has put forward findings of some alleged studies on Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, and Iran has called for obtaining such documents to respond to them but due to mismanagement in the IAEA the issue has remained unresolved, he pointed out.

Countries such as US, Britain, France and the Zionist regime who seek to conduct a new game with Iran will be the eventual losers, he said.

If the IAEA is obliged to destroy weapon of mass destructions why do they fail to do so, he questioned adding that countries such as US and Zionist regime who claim to be advocates of democracy and human rights now possess such weapons and are not among the signatories to the NPT.

Iran has strongly said that it will not suspend its nuclear enrichment program and never heed the allegations made by US and some other countries.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 364721



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