The Iranian embassy in Seoul, South Korea has dismissed an earlier report by the country's semi-official news agency about Iran's alleged nuclear cooperation with North Korea, highlighting the indigenous nature of Tehran's nuclear program, Press TV reported.
"Iran's nuclear technology is entirely domestically developed, thus no foreign experts are needed," the embassy said on Tuesday.
In a statement emailed to South Korea's Yonhap news agency, the embassy added that Iran's indigenous nuclear program merely pursues peaceful applications and opposes the development of nuclear weapons.
The statement was issued after Yonhap quoted a diplomatic source as claiming on Sunday that North Korean nuclear experts have been collaborating with their Iranian counterparts.
The US, the Israeli regime and their allies have been rhetorically accusing Iran of pursuing a military nuclear program and have used such allegation as a pretext to press the UN Security Council to impose a fourth round of sanctions on Iran.
Tehran has categorically refuted the Western allegations, saying that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to acquire and develop atomic technology for peaceful purposes.