Soltanieh: Iran not to halt uranium enrichment project
Iran's IAEA envoy, Ali-Asghar Soltanieh, said here on Thursday that Iran will not halt its uranium enrichment project under any condition.
Addressing a press conference, Soltanieh said Iran does not fear any threat. "The Islamic Republic of Iran will not halt its enrichment program," he declared, IRNA reported.
"We will not implement the UN Security Council resolutions under any condition and will not halt the enrichment process even for a single moment," he noted.
He said Iran will continue cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
On the visits of 120 countries' envoys to Iran's nuclear facilities in cities of Natanz and Arak, Soltanieh said, "We showed unprecedented transparency in this regard and representatives of the countries were assured in visits to the centers that everything is safe and the IAEA cameras in the center are under control."
He said majority of states support Iran's nuclear program.
"Iran does not seek construction of nuclear weapons. The great leader of Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini has rejected such arms and Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution too stresses rejecting such arms, condemning their construction. We consider all Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) as religiously forbidden," he added.
Iran does not consider power and capability lying in nuclear arms, said Soltanieh, adding, "Our power lies in content of Constitution, which stresses any country's right to acquire science and wisdom."
Science and wisdom are unlimited and stronger than nuclear arms, he said.