Iran determined to continue nuclear activities without any suspension - Iran's IAEA envoy

Iran Materials 24 November 2006 12:44 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - Iran's IAEA envoy Ali-Asghar Soltanieh said that Iran is firm to continue without any suspension its nuclear activities in nuclear fuel and uranium enrichment in conformity with the Safeguards Agreement.

Speaking in the closing session of the IAEA Board of Governors late Thursday, Soltanieh said Iran is committed to the IAEA principles, while being informed of its undeniable rights as an NPT signatory, reports Trend.

Referring to the UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohammed ElBaradei's Iran report, Soltanieh said Iran is ready for cooperation to solve the least remaining problems on condition that the case related to its nuclear activities returns to the Board from the UN Security Council.

He said that Iran is also ready for full cooperation with the IAEA within framework of the Safeguards.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Soltanieh touched on the US and Israeli threats against Iran's nuclear facilities and said Iran's government has informed the UN of its deep concern over the issue.

The IAEA Board meeting wrapped up in Vienna late Thursday.

The envoys of US, Japan, Germany, Russia, China, Argentine, South Africa, Iran and Cuba on behalf of the Non-Aligned states recited statements at the meeting, all calling for resumption of dialogue with Tehran.