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Iran not to allow creating tension in Strait of Hormuz: Envoy

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9011-00855

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iranian ambassador to Bulgaria Gholamreza Bagheri-Moghaddam said the country would not allow anyone to create tension in the Strait of Hormuz.

"We advise European countries to revise their hostile approach and use Iran's goodwill for talks," he said.

He stressed peaceful nature of the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear work and said the country's nuclear activity is based on international rules and Iran's commitments under Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

He continued sanctions against Iran shows its inefficiency to force Iranian nation to abandon the modern nuclear technology for peafecul purposes and that Iranian nation will not abandon its rights.

He added the country is ready to take measures to remove ambiguities in any date and venue if there are ambiguities and questions on Iranian nuclear issue.

Also regarding security of the Strait of Hormuz, he said, "Iran will use all of its military and political potentials to establish security in the strategic area."

He called the Strait of Hormuz a "strategic area" and said Iran would not allow any country to create tension in the area.

He called for foreign forces in the region to avoid thinking about creating unrest in the region and let everything be resolved in the climate of talks and mutual understanding.

The envoy reiterated that the country is ready for talks on nuclear issue and believes that its nuclear work only aims at peaceful purposes.

"We have no concern of talks and we welcome serious talks on shared issues."

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