Iran ready to create regional convention on nuclear safety
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 1
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran is ready to create a regional convention on nuclear safety to monitor nuclear activities of regional countries.
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said regional countries, especially the Gulf states, have been carrying out peaceful nuclear activities.
"For instance, the United Arab Emirates is building four nuclear power plants. Some other countries have announced readiness to build nuclear power plants, as well," Iran's IRNA news agency quoted Salehi as saying on Feb. 1.
Of course, such conventions are already in place in different parts of the world, he noted.
In Sept., Salehi reiterated the country's readiness to allay Western concerns over its nuclear energy program in a "win-win manner."
"Although we deem the nuclear dossier concocted, we are ready to allay the West's concerns on the basis of international laws and conventions," he said. "We are ready to resolve the nuclear issue in a win-win manner," he stressed.
The US and its west allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear technology for electricity generation and medical purposes instead.