Iran denies nuclear visit from North Korea
Tehran, Iran, May 29
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
An Iranian diplomat has denied reports that Iran and North Korea have had nuclear cooperation recently.
An exiled Iranian opposition group had claimed May 28 that a delegation of North Korean nuclear and missile experts visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program.
The informed official in the Iranian Embassy in Paris rejected the claim as false, IRIB news agency reported May 29.
The unnamed diplomat said that the report is based on utterly wrong information and is but lies told by an infamous group.
The diplomat mentioned that the report comes as an attempt to hinder ongoing talks between Iran and the group 5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) as they are approaching a June 30 deadline.
Analysts say the dissident National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) which claimed the visit has a mixed record and a clear political agenda.
Iran says allegations that it is trying to develop a nuclear weapons capability are baseless and circulated by its enemies.
Edited by CN
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