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IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran welcomes more cooperation with IAEA for peaceful use of nuclear know-how

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Mar 5, 2022

Tehran, IRNA -- Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber voiced Tehran's readiness to further expand cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for peaceful use of the nuclear knowledge.

He made the remarks in a meeting with the visiting IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi on Saturday.

The ranking Iranian official stressed the need for the IAEA to adopt an impartial approach towards Iran's nuclear activities and said the international community expected the international nuclear watchdog to examine world countries' nuclear programs with the eyes of a specialist expert.

Noting that the Iranian nation has, throughout its long history, always been famous for pursuing science and knowledge to help humanity, he also stressed that Iran is developing its nuclear industry for energy, industrial, health and medical purposes to meet the basic needs of its people.

Highlighting the religious verdict (fatwa) issued by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in prohibition of production and use of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear ones, Mokhber stressed that Iran has never been after development of nuclear arms.

He said the IAEA too has in the past years verified that there are no signs of any non-peaceful nuclear programs by Iran.

Grossi, for his part, expressed happiness over his current visit to Tehran which entails finalizing agreements as well as constructive negotiations.

Emphasizing the right of all world countries, including Iran, for peaceful use of nuclear science, he said Iran-IAEA commitment and cooperation will be to the benefit of the world nations as well as Iranians.

He went on to stress that Iran's scientific record and religious background has proved the nation's significant contribution in world peace and progress.

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