Hosseini stresses Iran's honesty in N-case

Saturday, October 6, 2007

"Iran's cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency shows that Tehran has had an honest approach in defense of its rights. It will never give up its inalienable rights," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini  asserted.

Hosseini said, "This cooperation (between Iran and the IAEA) will improve the technical and legal prestige of the agency and its independence at a time when serious damage could be inflicted on the IAEA because of the performance of certain countries."

Hosseini also said the recent report by the UN nuclear watchdog once again proves Iran's legitimacy.

"The report confirms that media propaganda of certain countries against Iran's peaceful nuclear activities are unprincipled and unwise, and not based on reality," said the spokesman.

He added that ElBaradei's report and Iran's cooperation with the agency showed that, as Tehran has already announced, complications and ambiguities over nuclear activities will be settled within a technical framework and based on the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

"If a new resolution is adopted against Iran, we will make a revision in our cooperation with the IAEA and discuss various options," the spokesman stressed.

Hosseini rejected irrational remarks made by US President George W. Bush and the Italian foreign minister on a nuclear Holocaust. "A nuclear holocaust or nuclear genocide occurred at Japan's Hiroshima and Nagasaki by Washington."

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly announced that it has never attacked any country but has been a victim of terrorist operations and the imposed war, supported by the US," he said, reiterating that terrorism and extremism in the region are led by the US.