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Iran: IAEA's latest report clearly reflects Iran's stands

Tehran, Sept 2, IRNA -- Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Spokesman Hamid-Reza Assefi said in Tehran on Wednesday, "The International Atomic Energy Agency's latest report clearly reflects our stands and approves that our predictions were in the right direction."

According to a Wednesday report by the Media Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Assefi added, "Iran has from the very beginning had a transparent and frank cooperation with the IAEA and its inspectors, and we believe there is today no ambiguity in Iran's file at the IAEA, or if there s any, it is over very minute and insignificant matters."

The Foreign Ministry spokesman reiterated, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has cooperated with the IAEA quite well, and that cooperation would continue in the future, as well, since the Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to abide by all its commitments within the framework of the nuclear-Non Proliferation Treaty and its Additional Protocol."

He added, "It is clearly stated in IAEA's latest report that 'some of the previous ambiguities have been eliminated' and that is the result of comprehensive talks between IAEA inspectors and our nuclear technicians and scientists."

Referring to another paragraph in IAEA's latest report on Iran, Assefi said, "The agency's general policy in such cases is to ask all countries to observe transparency in their nuclear projects, and in this latest report, too, it has once again asked Iran to observe transparency, which is not only what we have been doing so far, but also what we are going to continue doing in the future in dealing with the IAEA."

The foreign ministry spokesman added, "The farther we proceed with the IAEA on our file at the UN nuclear watchdog, the more it becomes clear that Iran's nuclear projects are totally aimed at peaceful purposes, and that Iran has never breached any of the articles of the international laws, or deviated from abiding by any of its commitments."

Assefi said, "The present satisfactory status is the result of Iran's transparent and full cooperation with the IAEA, and we naturally expect that this trend would result in greater results, too, in near future."

The foreign ministry spokesman reiterated, "We hope the remaining minute issues, too, would be resolved speedily in near future, although some parties keep making hue and cry over the issue and try

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