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AEOI chief: All nuclear dossier against Iran fabricated

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 15, IRNA -- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi underlined that all nuclear dossier lodged against Iran was fabricated and they intended to put Iran under pressure on any pretext.

The Salehi's remarks came after the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) closed the case of possible military dimensions (PMD) case against Iran.

"The main obstacles that the resolutions issues against Iran created were that they multiplied in the form of resolutions as everyone saw their consequences," Salehi said in a televised interview on Tuesday.

He reiterated that the IAEA should have all kinds of cooperation with its member-states, and said, "Unfortunately we had been banned from technical cooperation with the IAEA and our engineers could not take the international opportunities."

In mid June, Iran's senior nuclear negotiator and deputy foreign minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said alleged documents and accusations about Iran's past nuclear activities are untrue and Iran wants to see this proved and declared to the world.

'Iran wants to be exonerated from the PMD case and it should be become clear that the PMD cases have been false and during the negotiations, we pressure the opposite side and insist that the fate of this case should come under light within the framework of the agreement,' Araqchi said in an interview with the state TV on June 17 before leaving Tehran for Vienna to participate in nuclear talks with his counterparts from the Group 5+1.

He stressed that the PMD allegations have been fabricated and fed into the world public opinion, specially in the West. 'It should be made clear that all of them are lies and false claims.'

Araqchi said both Iran and the world powers are seeking to find ways to enable the IAEA to verify Iran's previous nuclear activities, and 'we are still having consultation in this regard'.

Araqchi's remarks came after US Secretary of State John Kerry said a day earlier on June 16 that a full accounting of Iran's PMD issue is not necessarily critical to reaching a nuclear deal with Tehran.

Kerry said the US and its negotiating partners are 'not fixated' on the issue of so-called 'possible military dimensions' because they already have a complete picture of Iran's past activities. He said they are more concerned that those activities have stopped and about what Iran might do in the future.


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