Soltanieh: Iran 'is fully' cooperating with IAEA
Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) insists that Tehran is "fully" cooperating with the nuclear watchdog, Press TV reported.
Talking to Press TV on Monday, Ali Asghar Soltanieh rejected remarks by IAEA's new chief, Yukiya Amano, that Iran is still not giving sufficient information on its nuclear activities.
"Yes, there is cooperation from Iran. That is why we have been able to confirm that declared nuclear material has not been diverted for non-peaceful purposes. But there are areas where we don't have cooperation and (where) we need cooperation," he told the IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna.
Soltanieh added, "In many occasions we have said that we have fully cooperated in the context of comprehensive safeguards. Mr. Amano, not only in his opening statement today but also in the press conference, also confirmed that there have been full cooperation from Iran as the agency has been able to continue its verification activities in Iran for the declared nuclear materials, as he said."
He reiterated that Iran will not do anything beyond its legal obligations.
Soltanieh also emphasized that Iran would do nothing beyond its legal obligations according to the IAEA Statute.