IAEA report shows Iran's legitimacy – Iran’s MFA

Iran Materials 19 September 2008 14:11 (UTC +04:00)

The Islamic Republic of Iran says IAEA Chief Mohamed ElBaradei's latest report demonstrates legitimacy of Iran's nuclear program, reported Presstv.

"ElBaradei's latest report revealed Iran's legitimacy, transparency and honesty," said Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hassan Qashqavi in an exclusive interview with the country's channel two on Thursday night.

"Like the previous reports, the report confirms that there has been no deviation in Iran's peaceful nuclear activities," he added.

Qashqavi pointed out that the US continues to pressure the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to modify its legal and technical methodology and move into the political arena.

The spokesman further noted that the requests of five former US Secretaries of State to hold direct and unconditional talks with Tehran makes apparent that Iran as an influential and powerful country in the region should not be neglected.

Iran, a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), says its nuclear activities are solely directed at generating electricity for its growing population, but Western powers accuse the Islamic Republic of seeking a secret nuclear weapons program.