Ahmadinejad calls on West to close Iran's nuclear dossier

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday called on the West to close the dossier on Iran's nuclear programme.

Ahmadinejad calls on West to close Iran's nuclear dossier
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday called on the West to close the dossier on Iran's nuclear programme.

"The resumed cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again proved that all our nuclear activities are within legal frameworks and that Iran never wanted anything more than its legitimate right as IAEA member and signatory of the Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT)," Ahmadinejad told reporters in Tehran.

"Iran's nuclear dossier should therefore be closed," Ahmadinejad added.

According to an accord reached last week between Iran and the IAEA, the two sides agreed on cooperation regarding safeguarding the uranium enrichment plant at Natanz, central Iran, inspections of the heavy water reactor under construction at Arak and the designation of new inspectors.

The president once again proclaimed that Iran has the know-how to producing its own nuclear fuel cycle in line with pursuing peaceful use of nuclear technology.

"They (West) have tried to intimidate us, even used military threats, to make us stop our nuclear projects, but in vain. There is no other way than following the existing (NPT) regulations and adopting the course of friendship and dialogue," Ahmadinejad said.

He termed the plan of action between Iran and the IAEA as the most suitable way to settle the nuclear dispute and remove all ambiguities, and called on opponents of Iran's nuclear programmes to follow this rather than issue United Nations Security Council resolutions against Iran.

"I recommend all countries not to further complicate this issue as they would eventually be the ones having the damage," Ahmadinejad said.

DPA
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