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9/11/04

Parliament's National Security Commission examines Iran's nuclear issue

Tehran, Sept 11, IRNA -- Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Rapporteur Kazem Jalali here Saturday said that Majlis will oversee the talks on Iran's nuclear issue adding that Majlis National Security Commission will hold a session next week to discuss Iran's upcoming talks with EU and UN nuclear watchdog.

He told IRNA that once the scheduled talks are held, any required reaction will be reflected after the issue is examined by the commission.

Turning to the reluctance of the European countries and G-8 member states to seek a technical solution for Iran's nuclear activity, he said that the report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors at the last round of talks referred to the ambiguities about nuclear pollution and P2.

"Meanwhile, the recent report of IAEA Chief Mohamed ElBaradei shows some progress have been achieved to clarify both ambiguities.

"Iran's reports submitted to IAEA on P2 are quite positive. Concerning pollution, the reports indicate that the relevant sources are of foreign origin," he added.

The lawmaker said that if the current trend of approach towards the issue continues, Iran's nuclear dossier should be closed.

He noted that exaggerating Iran's uranium enrichment process and peaceful nuclear activities is in conflict with the international norms, given that according to IAEA's nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the world countries have the right to seek access to nuclear energy for peaceful application.

"Europe cannot disrupt the peaceful nuclear activities of an IAEA member country and such a move will be contrary to the provisions of the NPT.

"Iran suspended uranium enrichment voluntarily and did its best to show good understanding on the issue and convince the public opinion that its atomic program is based on peaceful application of the nuclear technology. But Europe did not comply with its commitments," he added.

Jalali underlined that during Majlis session on Saturday, it was underlined that the national policy on access to nuclear energy should be followed until the desired outcome is achieved.

"According to the commission, the measures to be taken by Iran to the effect should be in line with the international laws and NPT.

"Denial of Iran's rights to nuclear energy by the international community is quite irrational," he concluded.

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