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Iran never tolerates double-standard policies, Mottaki

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Holy Qom, Dec 5, IRNA -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic of Iran never tolerates double-stand policies of the western countries consistent with Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities.

Mottaki made the remarks on the sidelines of the opening new foreign ministry representative office in the holy city.

Criticizing the double standard policies at international level, he said, “We have declared our criticism to the countries which cast yes vote to resolution of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors on November 27.”

“We have sent them letters to explicitly define their mistake for taking such political act against Iran,” he pointed out.

Having relations based on mutual respect and confidence building should be the top agenda of all international cooperation, he said adding that Iran strongly criticizes such discriminatory behavior.

These countries still have enough time to correct their wrong action, he underlined.

He said that certain governments are pursuing political goals under pretext of Iran’s nuclear program.

He highlighted transparency of Iranian nuclear program and said that it is crystal clear that Iran’s nuclear activities are for civilian purpose.

Elaborating on demand for 20-percent fuel Iran needs for Tehran medical research reactor, he said, "There are three options to meet the need. First, the country must produce the fuel. Second, to purchase the 20 percent enriched uranium from abroad and third, to swap low-enriched uranium with 20-percent uranium rods.

Mottaki defended the government's policy consistent with the national nuclear program and said that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has drawn up a clear, logical and defendable framework to resolve the issue.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 826743



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