Iran rules out nuclear deadline, Mihman-Parast
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, Dec 23, IRNA -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mihman-Parast said on Wednesday that Iran still waits to hear response from G5+1 on nuclear fuel swap.
Speaking to IRNA, he said that Iran has dismissed the so-called December deadline set by the United States.
He said that Iran has made a proposal for nuclear fuel at the Iranian Kish Island to secure fuel supply for Tehran medical research reactor and that they might have a new proposal to offer.
Iran has demanded the International Atomic Energy Agency to make arrangements with the nuclear states to supply fuel for Tehran medical research reactor.
“Iran welcomes any proposal to meet the demand for fuel to Tehran reactor."
The new deadline set by the US is not something new; he said adding that the case is not a significant legal or political issue.
"Iran has adopted a crystal clear stand on its peaceful nuclear activities and the IAEA is responsible to provide Iran with nuclear fuel based on its Charter and the Non-Proliferation Treaty," Mihman-Parast said.
“If we were not able to produce 3.5 percent nuclear fuel, it was our legitimate right to buy our required fuel,” he pointed out.
Iran has adopted a positive approach to prevent them from bringing unreasonable excuses and has declared readiness for swap deal of 3.5 percent nuclear fuel with 20 percent nuclear fuel for Tehran research reactor, said the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman.
It is a long time that Tehran has declared its stand but it seems that they are not willing to admit it, he said.
“If they refuse to meet our legal demand, it will be quite natural for Iran to produce 20 percent nuclear fuel for the reactor,” he said.
End News / IRNA / News Code 859975
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