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Iran dismisses Sarkozy's remarks on nuclear issue

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9011-00765

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast dismissed French President Nicolas Sarkozy's remarks on Iranian nuclear issue.

Mehmanparast expressing surprise over the undocumented and unreal remarks of Sarkozy who claimed that Iran's nuclear work is not peaceful, stressed the civilian nature of the nuclear activities of Iran and its continuous cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

"French President is seemingly seeking raising false claims to exert pressure on Iranian nation through unlawful and unfair sanctions. But it should be understood that such attempts have been fully known by people across the world and it is doomed to fail."

He stressed Iran believes that futile politically-motivated conflicts should be avoided and mutual understanding would be achieved only through "serious talks" based on cooperation and dialogue.

Sarkozy has recently called for stronger, more decisive sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.

France has called for the entire European Union to impose an embargo on Iranian oil and freeze the international assets of Iran’s central bank to force it to halt peaceful nuclear work.

Iran insists its nuclear activities are aimed at producing energy for peaceful purposes, but the West accuses Iran of producing nuclear arms.

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