IRI will never abandon right of enrichment
In the world's 50-year history of nuclear activity, no country showed the 100-percent transparency that the Islamic Republic has showed, the permanent representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali-Asghar Soltanieh said on Sunday, IRIB News reported.
"No country has let its citizens and even its officials or MPs enter its nuclear facilities including enrichment facilities," he added.
"The diplomats residing in Vienna are representatives of countries and the heads of geopolitical groups and thus representatives of 120 countries are here," Soltanieh said, referring to an inspection by representatives of over 120 countries who are currently in Iran to inspect Iran's nuclear sites.
"They realized that what has been said against the Islamic Republic of Iran in the past 8 years was totally baseless," Iran's envoy to the IAEA said.
"All through these 8 years they have been making propaganda against our facilities including Natanz enrichment facility and Arak heavy water facility. But the inspection clarifies the truth and shows to the international community that America and some other countries have deviated the world's public opinion," Soltanieh added.
"Few countries did not join us, although we invited them under the title of transparency initiative, but they lost the opportunity," he said.
"This is a reality that the Islamic Republic of Iran has mastered nuclear technology especially enrichment and will never abandon this right," he concluded.
Ambassadors and representatives of more than 120 countries arrived in the Natanz nuclear site for an inspection staged upon the IRI's invitation.
They represent signatories to the G77, the Arab League and the Non Alligned Movement.