Vienna, Sept 18, IRNA -- Iran regards the draft resolution proposed
three European states of Germany, Britain and France on the country's
nuclear programs as politically motivated, the spokesman for the
Iranian delegation to the meeting of the International Atomic Energy
Agency's (IAEA) Board of Governors, Hossein Moussavian, said in Vienna on
Talking to IRNA on the sidelines of the IAEA Board of Governors'
meeting in UN headquarter in Europe, Moussavian added the resolution
paid no attention to a positive report by IAEA Chief Mohamed ElBaradei
on Iran's cooperation and its good will.
"This is while a major part of ElBaradei's report has been
concentrated on the progress made in this respect such as solving of
such issues as laser enrichment process, uranium conversion, 36
and 54 percent pollution as well as other progress achieved in P-1
and P-2 issues," he said.
The official noted that the report pointed to Iran's increasing
cooperation, full access to its nuclear facilities and presentation
of a clear image of Iran's nuclear activities, but all these positive
developments have been referred to in the European resolution in a
simple sentence "We welcome the achieved progress".
"This sentence is aimed at decreasing the positive load of the
resolution, and therefore Iran considers it as a fully political and
an unwise attitude taken by the Europeans," Moussavian stressed.
He welcomed that part of the resolution calling for ElBaradei's
complete report on Iran's nuclear activities, saying Iran demanded
its case be closed by November which depends on ElBaradei's
comprehensive report and the Board of Governors' decision.
"Iran will continue its cooperation with the International Atomic
Energy Agency because the country has benefitted from such
cooperation," he said.
The resolution passed by the IAEA Board of Governors has more
positive points than the previous ones which is an indication of the
authenticity of Iran's claims and the falsehood of the US claims, he
He also stressed the continuation of Iran's cooperation with
European states, saying "Iran has always benefitted from such
cooperation because the US has always been hasty in sending Iran's
nuclear case to the U.N. Security Council and the resolution
presented by the Europeans was a setback for the US in this regard."
In the current meeting, the US has also sought to set a deadline
and an automatic trigger mechanism to send Iran's nuclear case to
the UN Security Council but it suffered a defeat due to Europe's
"Although the Islamic Republic of Iran is not content with the
Europeans' resolution, it is satisfied with the Europeans' resistance
to US demands," he said.
Such a resistance has provided Iran and the IAEA with proper
opportunities to prove the falsehood of the Americans' claims, he
In response to a question on Iran's reaction to a request for
suspension of uranium enrichment process, he said the country's
officials are to discuss and make a final decision on whether to
continue temporary suspension or completely halt the process this
The country's high ranking officials have been engaged in decision
making process from early stages and it is them who have the final say
in this respect, he underlined.
Lauding the stances taken by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) on
the draft resolution proposed by the Europeans, he said they have
explicitly and clearly declared that the resolution is not based on
The members of Non-Aligned Movement has called for a separate
voting on notes seven and eight of the resolution offered by three
European countries, he pointed out.
There are some positive notes in the resolution which underline
the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear activities, Iran's continued
cooperation with IAEA to remove all existing ambiguities, and Iran's
voluntary decision on suspension of uranium enrichment, he said.
Talks on notes seven and eight of the resolution still continue,
The NAM countries has called for separate voting for notes seven
and eight of the resolution which has been opposed by the European
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