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Monday, February 14, 2011
‘Tehran will not accept anything beyond IAEA rules’
Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN – Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow says Iran will not bow down to commitments which are beyond what has been set by the UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi’s remarks came in a message released to the Russian Federation during a ceremony held to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic revolution.
In his message, the ambassador said the acquiring nuclear technology for peaceful purposes is the inalienable right of every nation which has signed the non-proliferation treaty.
Iran believes that the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes should not be monopolized, the diplomat stated.
He also said that Iran is still committed to the IAEA rules and regulations and will not bow out of its commitments to the agency.
The Islamic Republic will welcome the agency’s inspectors who come to Iran to visit nuclear facilities, he added.
Elsewhere in his message, Sajjadi also said certain countries, which are seeking to monopolize nuclear technology, have been putting pressure on Iran over the past few years by resorting to threats, sanctions and so forth.
These countries have tried to politicize Iran’s nuclear program in order to distract public attention from their monopolization of nuclear technology, the diplomat noted.
On terrorism, Sajjadi said Iran will hold an international conference on terrorism in the near future to discuss terrorism and ways to eradicate it