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Soltaniyeh: Amano report unprofessional, under US influence

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Nov 10, IRNA -- Iran’s representative to international agencies rejecting claims on military nature of Iran’s nuclear program branded Yokia Amano’s Wednesday report on Iran as unbalance, unprofessional and prepared seriously under influence of antagonist US policies.

According to the IRNA Wednesday Night News team, Ali-Asghar Soltaniyeh made the comment in an interview with the Russia Today TV, further reiterating, “This report has a fifteen page appendix in which it is claimed that an amount of material has been delivered to us secretly last week, while in the main body of the ten page report the agency’s managing director reiterates that Iran’s enrichment is conducted under full security conditions and supervision.

He reiterated, “The second part of this report, which is its fifteen page appendix, the US baseless claims against Iran are presented word for word, but we say as a member of the nuclear NPT, Iran’s entire nuclear activities are being pursued under full supervision of the IAEA inspectors’ supervision, and even two months ago we invited the IAEA director general to visit all our nuclear facilities.”

Soltaniyeh said, “The United States has presented many claims against Iran’s nuclear program, but the IAEA has thus far proved that those claims were entirely baseless, after collecting samples, testing and analyzing them.”

He added, “It is very sorrowful that after the passage of eight years they are still repeating the same boring and baseless arguments.”

Soltaniyeh in the TV interview, it is quite obvious that Iran has no plans for manufacturing nuclear weapons, reiterating, “We have full cooperation with the IAEA and as I said, the agency’s inspections in Iran have been the broadest in the history of the IAEA and in those intensive inspections the IAEA inspectors have up to this date found absolutely no document to indicate that they have traced nuclear material that can be used for forbidden, or military purposes.”

Referring to the EU foreign policy regulator Catherine Ashton’s remarks regarding the recent IAEA report on Iran in which she had said the report has been prepared based on reliable documents, he said, “With all the due respect for Ms. Ashton, I reject her claim.”

Iran’s representative to the IAEA said, “I must reiterate that I have in Vienna invited the representatives of various groups, including the EU Council representatives, the representative of Hungary, and particularly Ms. Ashton’s special representative at the agency to join us at the time of our visit of Iran’s Natanz facilities. Therefore, in addition to the IAEA inspectors, they too, have had the chance to see the realities personally, but unfortunately Ms. Ashton did not approve of the EU Council representatives.”

Soltaniyeh further focusing on Ashton’s remarks on the existence of 3,400 kilograms of lowly enriched uranium in Iran and that this quantity if uranium is merely for usage for military purposes, said, “I categorically reject those remarks, and draw her attention to the reports of the International Atomic Energy Organization, whose inspectors have daily inspections of all our facilities, and their cameras, too, are active round the clock at all of them.”

Elsewhere in his interview with Russia Today, he said, “This type of accusations have been made throughout the past eight years and I must reiterate and let your viewers know that most of such accusations are initially brought forth by the United States, and later on after inspection, sample taking, analysis, and other procedural acts, the baseless nature of all such accusations have always proved.”

He added, “Unfortunately, after the passage of eight years they are still repeating the same boring stories. In this respect one point is clear and that is the fact that we have no nuclear military program and we have fully cooperated with the IAEA. As I earlier mentioned, the agency’s inspections in Iran have been unprecedented in the history of the IAEA and in their over 4,000 inspections they have realized that there is absolutely no document to prove that Iran’s nuclear program has any forbidden intentions.”

Soltaniyeh meanwhile focusing on US President Barak Obama consultant’s remarks on continuation of US sanctions against Iran, said, “I must clearly mention that as I have explained at the agency’s Board of Directors, and at many other international gatherings, there are four reasons why the UN Security Council sanctions against Iran have no legal basis and therefore cannot be implemented. We have no military intentions and programs and both the enrichment and our other activities are totally in the framework of our rights in accordance with the nuclear NPT, and we would continue our full cooperation with the agency.”

Iran’s representative at the UN nuclear watchdog added, “I advise the entire Europeans and westerners to accept Iran’s legitimate rights and to stop imposing irrational pressure, as these measures have not effect in the will of the great Iranian nation.”

The IAEA Managing Director Yokia Amano, after taking a trip to the US and visiting the White House eleven days ago, right before preparing the final text of his report on Iran’s fully peaceful nuclear program, added a 15 page appendix to the technically prepare 10 page politically inclined report, fully pleasing the White House and Tel Aviv warmonger officials, ignoring his professional responsibilities as the head of a technical nuclear legislative body.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30655770

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