Ambassador to IAEA: Iran to continue peaceful nuclear activities -
( IRNA ) - Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Thursday that Tehran will continue its peaceful nuclear activities.
Speaking in a one-day conference in Paris, capital of France, Ali-Asghar Soltaniyeh added that the Islamic Republic is also ready to remove every kind of ambiguity on its nuclear activities and ensure that there is no diversion to military goals.
International experts in the fields of fossil oil and gas energies and nuclear energy as well as specialists active in energy and electricity generation took part in the 'Conference on energy and the International Challenges'.
Soltaniyeh has been invited to the conference to present explanations on Iran's nuclear activities and programs, and delivered speech on the interaction between the country and the international community as well as issues, raised in IAEA in this respect.
Iran's permanent ambassador to IAEA referred to the cooperation between the West and the toppled Shah regime of Iran on nuclear energy as well as the 30-year performance of the country in this field and its application in the agricultural, medical and industrial sectors.
Underlining the need for observing Iran's indisputable right to attain peaceful nuclear energy, he added that according to the IAEA regulations every country is entitled to select the sort of energies required.
Pointing to the international scientific and technical programs of the Agency to help member states determine their share of energies, he said that based of the scientific assessments and ratification of the Iranian parliament (Majlis), Tehran has decided to achieve 20,000 megawatts of civilian nuclear energy.
Participants in the one-day conference held talks on various areas of renewable energies such as nuclear and the obstacles in the way of each one.
They also made speeches on international security, atomic disarmament and non-proliferation as well as nuclear energy and its role to improve developing countries.
Soltaniyeh also told IRNA on the sidelines of the conference that he presented principled stances and goals of the Islamic Republic for acquiring peaceful nuclear energy, assessing the session positive.
"There were many questions on Iran, although they did not directly asked on Iran's nuclear activity, but when the issue of energy was raised, a number of participants expressed their concern on the possible diversion in usage of nuclear energy for military purposes," he added.
"We repeatedly underlined that according to the IAEA documents, there have never been any sign of diversion in Iran's nuclear activities."
He also presented a report on application of peaceful nuclear energy in Iran.