A group of IAEA inspectors arrives in Iran
A group of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors arrives in Iran to conduct inspection in some nuclear objects, including, Natanz nuclear object on uranium enrichment.
Ali Asgar Soltanie, the official representative of Iran under IAEA, told Trend that the inspection was conducted within the international liabilities of Iran in non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Despite of the March resolution, Iran did not stop the cooperation with IAEA and the IAEA inspectors arrive in Iran without problems, Soltanie said.
In their turn, the Iranian Foreign Affairs Ministry note the forthcoming inspections are not of unexpected character and have been unified between AIEA and Tehran beforehand.
Now inspection and the trips of the IAEA inspectors will be unified with Iran beforehand, Hamid Reza Asefy, the official representative of the Iranian Foreign Affairs Ministry, stated.
The same time, Asefy stressed that Iranian nuclear dossier should be under the jurisdiction of IAEA and the dossier need not be handed over to other international body (UN SC).
The UN Security Council does not have potential to solve the Iranian nuclear problem and informing of SC on nuclear dossier only decreases the level of the international body and weaken IAEA, Asefy underlined.
On 5 March IAEA Board of Governors adopted a resolution envisaging informing of the UN Security Council on the Iranian nuclear problem. Then Mahmud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President, ordered to suspend voluntary execution of the additional protocol to the non-proliferation treaty, as well as to resume the work on establishment of atomic fuel for peaceful purposes of Iran.
The UN Security Council called on Tehran to resume moratorium on enrichment and treatment of uranium, and return to the cooperation with the inspectors of the agency after the head of IAEA presented a report on the nuclear program of Iran in late March 2006.
The UN Security Council instructed the chief executive of IAEA to inform the council within 30 days whether Iran fulfill appropriate resolutions by the IAEA Board of Governors.
Iran takes leading place on the number of the inspections carried out by IAEA in the country. This figure exceeded 1,400, RIA Novostri reports.