Spokesman: Iran’s N. Activities Comply with IAEA Regulations
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s entire nuclear activities are in compliance with the regulations and standards defined by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and within the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Iranian foreign ministry spokesman reiterated.
“Our nuclear activities have always been within the framework of the (International Atomic Energy) agency and we have never gone beyond our rights and (we) are always committed to the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” Seyed Abbas Araqchi said in his weekly press conference here in Tehran on Tuesday.
The Iranian spokesman also reiterated that all peaceful nuclear activities are solely aimed at supplying the country’s energy needs and pharmaceutical products for cancer patients.
Araqchi further dismissed speculations raised by certain western media that this week's report by the IAEA is likely to include data showing Iran has reduced its stockpile of 20-percent enriched uranium.
“All of our needs have been met within the framework of regulations and this issue has nothing to do with political considerations. We also expect the (International Atomic Energy) agency to do its duties in keeping with its mission and not to engage in political discussions,” he pointed out.
In relevant remarks on August 6, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made comments on his approach to the nuclear program, and reaffirmed Tehran’s determination to pursue a “win-win” solution to the issue.
“We are prepared to enter serious and meaningful negotiations with determination and without wasting time, and if our opposing party is equally ready, I am confident that the concerns of both sides will be allayed through dialogue,” the Iranian chief executive pointed out.
The United States and the European Union have imposed illegal unilateral sanctions against Iran over the false claim that Iran's nuclear energy program might include a military component.
Iran rejects the allegation, arguing that numerous inspections of its nuclear sites by the IAEA have invariably failed to find any diversion towards military purposes.