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Larijani: IAEA's attitude towards Iranian nuclear program, political

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 1, IRNA -- Majlis Speaker Ali Jarijani said on Saturday International Atomic Energy Agency deals with Iranian nuclear program in a political manner.

Concerning IAEA Director General Yukyia Amano's call for continuation of talks between Iran and the agency, he told Majlis website, "IAEA must take a professional approach to the program."

Larijani said Iran is not optimistic about approaches of the agency and G5+1 to the talks "Because they are misusing the talks as a means which we believe will damage the agency's creditability."

He denounced the agency's approach and said IAEA once in a while calls for continuation of nuclear talks with Iran while at the same time the US imposes new rounds of sanctions against the country based on the negative points in IAEA reports.

The Majlis Speaker said IAEA and G5+1 must take Iran's nuclear case seriously and refrain from taking double standard attitudes towards it, because such moves would bear negative results.

Larijani said in fact Iran is not against proposals of Amano and G5+1 for talks, but believes the talks should take place on the right track to bear positive results.

During an IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna on Thursday November 29, the IAEA chief said that the agency expects to reach an agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran on the new modality plan proposed by the country to help resolve nuclear dispute.

IAEA is fully determined to hold dialogue with Iran as grounds for resolving the issue through diplomatic means are well prepared, he said.

All should seize the opportunity and help resolve the issue through diplomatic means, he said.

Next round of talks between Iran and IAEA will be held on December 13 in Tehran, Amano said.

Iran believes that its modality plan proposed in 2007 is regarded as a good pattern for drawing up the new modality plan.

Tehran believes that the proposed modality should be pursued step by step.

Iran also believes that there should be limits to the questions posed by the IAEA and they should agree not to pose any new question upon Iran's response.

IAEA should explicitly announce that what incentive or privileges they will give Iran in return for the country's cooperation.

Based on a proposal made by Moscow Iran will answer all questions regarding military aspect on condition that the western states lift all types of sanctions.

In fact Moscow's proposal urges the G5+1 to give more incentives to Iran upon Iran's cooperation.

The last meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors in the year 2012 kicked off in Vienna on Thursday.

Amano issued a 13 page document on Iran's peaceful nuclear activities to IAEA Board of Governor ten days ago.

In the report Amano once again underlined that Tehran is committed to resolving its dispute with IAEA.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1033030

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