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Najafi says documents submitted to IAEA on Iran all fabricated

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, March 5, IRNA -- Iran's Resident Representative to the IAEA, Ambassador Reza Najafi has regretted that a small portion of the latest IAEA report on Iran was "reappearance of the baseless past allegations on which our position is well known." He said repetition of such "unfounded accusations" would not add to their value.

In a statement made before the Board of Governors in Vienna on Wednesday, Najafi said a recent revelation on manipulation of the evidences on the so-called "possible military dimension" testifies to the correctness of Iran's statement and proves that all information and documents provided to the Agency on this issue are fabricated.

"This evidence-manufacturing machine case and declassified documents submitted to the court of a member State is now a very new decisive element on the resolution of the so-called PMD issues without which the final assessment is impossible. All of documents including the "NUCLEAR WEAPONS BLUEPRINTS" presumably intended to emplace in Iran, though never reached its destination, must be provided to the Agency for further examination. In addition, access to all personnel involved in manufacturing artificial evidences against Iran, particularly interview with recruited foreign nuclear engineer on "Operation Merlin", must be provided to the Agency."

Najafi since sending the blueprints of nuclear weapons, though flawed, by one IAEA member to any other member is a serious matter, Iran expected the Agency request the sending country to provide explanations as well as original blueprints to the inspectors for further examination. "In our view, from now on, PMD should stand for Predominantly Manufactured Dimension."

On the issue of cooperation between Iran and the Agency, he said Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had met with IAEA Director General in Munich on 7 February and discussed thoroughly the situation. As a follow-up, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi also visited the Director General in Vienna.

Iran has further stated that it is ready to continue cooperation with the Agency in order to clarify ambiguities and questions and to accelerate the process, Najafi said, adding that Tehran intended to invite an IAEA team to come to Tehran next week for further discussions.

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