Tehran rejects opposition claim on nuclear activities
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 25
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
The Iranian Embassy in the UN has refuted recent claims on its nuclear program published in The Washington Post.
"It is a pity that the newspaper has published the false and trite claims by a terrorist group whose anti-humanitarian intents are known to all," the embassy stated in an announcement, Fars news agency reported Feb. 25.
Rejecting the claims on grounds of favorable IAEA reports on Tehran 's nuclear activities, the announcement says that they come as part of an Iranophobia campaign aimed at isolating the Islamic Republic from the international arena.
The group had claimed that they had found documents on secret nuclear facilities around the Iranian capital of Tehran.
According to Washington Post, an Iranian exile group on Tuesday accused Iran 's government of conducting secret research with the aim of developing nuclear weapons, even as it is negotiating potential constraints on its ability to do so.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran said underground labs in suburban Tehran have been used since 2008 to enrich uranium. It said the plant, named Lavizan-3 after the neighborhood where many officers and their families live, is reached through tunnels leading from under a building ostensibly used to process passports and identity cards.
The claims however could not be independently verified and U.S. officials declined to comment, the newspaper stated.
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