Iran to Only Negotiate with IAEA on Nuclear Issue – Iranian President
Iran only officially recognizes the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in negotiations on Iran's nuclear issue, the President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, RIA Novosti quoted.
" Iran only officially recognizes the IAEA as its intermediary in negotiations over its nuclear problem. Certainly, that does not obstruct our dialogue over different issues with other countries," Ahmadinejad said at a meeting with the Director General of IAEA Mohammad El-Baradei in Teheran, Ahmadinejad's press service reported.
Ahmadinejad voiced his hope that the IAEA will not yield to pressure by great powers and observe its obligations according to legal criteria.
"Several countries believe that the Agency is intended only for the implementation of their policies and this harms the natural and just atmosphere," the Iranian President said.
According to Ahmadinejad, nuclear power is a blessing sent down by God and the world's demand in it will increase several times in 20-30 years.
"Legal opportunities should be provided to all nations to use this clean power," he urged.
El-Baradei said that the situation with the Iranian nuclear program is on the right track for the time being. He called on the Iranian administration for more close cooperation in all fields.