Talks with IAEA may fail if Iran’s nuclear rights not considered
TEHRAN, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) –
Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Fereidoon Abbasi, said Wednesday that the upcoming talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) may fail if they do not consider Iran’s rights to peaceful nuclear activities and enter the negotiations with “prejudgements.”
Adoption of a cooperative approach by the UN nuclear agency would lead to the settlement of all problems, Abbasi was quoted as saying by semi-official Fars news agency.
“If the representatives of the Agency enter the talks with no prejudgment and aim to clarify the reality and give consideration to our country’s rights, they will certainly reach results in their next meeting with us; but if they want to enter talks with prejudgment, I don’t think that they can attain any result,” said the Iranian official.
In the meantime, Abbasi underlined that Iran will not accept any undertakings outside the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), adding that Tehran will continue enriching uranium to the levels of 5 percent and 20 percent at its facilities based on the country’s needs, according to the report.
He said Iran has received proposals from the Western and Asian countries for the construction of new nuclear facilities in the Islamic republic, according to Press TV.
The Iranian official stressed that despite the hostile policies of the Western countries toward Iran, their companies are after their own interests.
Both the IAEA and Iran announced progress in December talks towards an agreement the IAEA believes would allow the agency to resume inquiry into the nuclear facilities in Iran.
The IAEA said that it looked forward to finalize the framework in the new round of discussions in Tehran on Jan. 16, and start implementing it soon.
The IAEA urges Iran to open access to the Iranian Parchin military site, saying Tehran might have conducted explosive experiment which is suspected to link to Iran’s nuclear program, and suggests Iran is now removing those evidence.
Iran said it has no interests in developing nuclear weapon, and its nuclear activities is for peaceful purpose, while the Western states suspect Iran is heading for a nuclear bomb.
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