Envoy: Iran to continue cooperation with IAEA

TEHRAN (FNA)- Caretaker of Iran’s Permanent Mission to the UN Gholam Hossein Dehqani underscored that Tehran will continue its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to remove any ambiguities about the country’s peaceful nuclear program.

Addressing a UN General Assembly in the presence of Director-General of the IAEA Yukiya Amano in New York on Wednesday, Dehqani rejected alleged military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program, saying that Iran has no weapons program.

Noting that the allegations have been raised without any acceptable evidence, he, meantime, said that the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of the good faith will continue cooperation with the UN nuclear agency to remove any ambiguity about the nuclear program.

Dehqani said that based on IAEA Charter, the UN nuclear agency is responsible to help the member states develop nuclear capability for peaceful means.

He said that the rights of the signatory states to the Non-Proliferation Treaty to technical and economic development have to be respected.

Dehqani made clear that as repeatedly stated by senior Iranian officials, areas associated with national security such as defensive capabilities will never be subject to negotiations at any level.

In relevant remarks on Monday, Dehqani underlined that Tehran will never accept to make a deal through crossing or ignoring its redlines in the talks with the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany).

“As stated by Iran’s high-ranking officials, areas related to our national security such as the defense capabilities are not subject to any negotiations at any level,” Dehqani said, addressing a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The Iranian envoy, however, said that based on Tehran’s principled position, the Iranian negotiators will continue to talk with the representatives of the westerns powers.

By Fars News Agency


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