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Ban to UNSC: Refrain from useless wordplay on Iran nukes

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New York, Feb 23, IRNA -- UN Sec Gen Ban Ki-Moon advised big 5 Security Council members here Wednesday to refrain from useless wordplay on Iran’s nuclear program and 5+1G to be after constructive talks in upcoming round with Tehran.

The 5+1 Group (inclusive of US, Britain, France, China, Russia, as permanent UNSC members, and Germany) have been in recent decades under US hegemony and resorting to phony and un-technical pretexts accusing Iran’s peaceful nuclear program in various talks with Tehran of probable intention to be aimed at un-peaceful intentions.

The IAEA, as main supervisor of world nations’ nuclear programs, has time and again its often dichotomous reports of its chiefs confessed to peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program and that no deviation has been observed in it towards nuclear intentions.

Yet, despite entire facts and the agency reports, the UNSC has thus far passed five rounds of illegal sanctions against the peace loving Iranian nation that have in the course of world history never been the initiators of any wars, but in numerous occasions peace builders.

The IRNA reporter in New York asked the UN Secretary General Ban, “As you know, in line with observing full transparency and trust building, Tehran invited he IAEA inspectors twice in as many months to visit Iranian site, but in second round they demanded visiting a non-nuclear, military facility in vicinity of Tehran, which was contrary to our national interests of all world nations that ban visits of military sites. What is Mr. Ban’s reaction to that illegal and un-technical demand?”

The UN secretary general replied, “Although like always in the past the UN supports Tehran’s cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog, but I believe the UNSC big five should end useless wordplay on Iran’s nuclear program and focus on constructive negotiations with Tehran in upcoming round of 5+1G talks with Iran.

The IAEA second high ranking delegation arrived here in Tehran early Monday morning.

Before departing Vienna airport for Tehran, IAEA Deputy Chief Nackaerts expressed optimism concerning the talks in Tehran and said that they hoped to have two good and constructive days in Tehran.

The delegation was here in Tehran three weeks ago, too.

Washington and its Western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.

Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions for turning down West's calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.

Tehran has dismissed the West's demands as politically tainted and illogical, stressing those sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians’ national resolve to continue the path.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 80001580

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