Iranian Foreign Minister vows to continue "serious cooperation" with IAEA

Iran Materials 16 September 2008 12:52 (UTC +04:00)

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki here late Monday evening pledged his country's continued "serious and sincere cooperation" with the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency, reported IRNA.

Addressing a press briefing at the residence of the Iranian Ambassador to Germany, Mottaki made clear Tehran would continue its cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog within its framework of rules and regulations "without pressure and interference."

Referring to the release of the latest IAEA report, Mottaki said it confirmed that the UN agency's findings corresponded with the answers and statements given by the Iranian side.

He also added the IAEA report acknowledged that there was no evidence which would show that Tehran's peaceful nuclear activities had been diverted for other purposes.

Pointing to the "successful cooperation" between Iran and the IAEA, Mottaki said all remaining questions had been answered based on the agreed modalities.

He warned against certain attempts of misusing the Iranian nuclear dossier for other political objectives.

"The issue for some is not the nuclear case but other things," Mottaki said.

They are making repeated baseless claims and are merely "looking for excuses". Our good cooperation with the IAEA makes them "angry," he added.

Iran has time and again said it needed nuclear energy to meet its growing energy demands.