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UN Sec Gen to Pres. Ahmadinejad: I hereby ask Iran to accept nuclear swap deal

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

United Nations, May 4, IRNA – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon repeating some western countries’ accusations, said here at NPT conference, “I hereby ask Iran to accept the nuclear swap deal.”

Opining that the ball is in Iran’s yard now, he said, “The western countries have proposed their deal and it is now Iran that should accept it.”

Ban added, “Let me state quite clearly, it is Iran’s duty to end the hesitations and the worries regarding its nuclear program.

President Ahamdinejad addressed the UN General Assembly right after Ban Ki-Moon’s remarks, arguing, “The ball is not in Iran’s yard, but in the yard of those who should accept it and cooperate for implementing it.”

President Ahmadinejad said, “We had accepted the fuel swap deal from the very beginning, and that is what we are saying today, as well” adding, “The ball, therefore, is shot into the yard of those who should accept the deal and cooperate in this field.”

After those remarks President Ahamdinejad began his main address, during which the entire audiences in the hall were silently listening.”

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