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11/9/05

Iran not intimidated by threats of referral to Security Council

Tehran, Nov 9, IRNA-Iran's Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani said threats of Iran's nuclear case being referred to the United Nations Security Council will not scare Iran.

He made the remark during a question and answer session with a number of international law experts on the second day of the 13th International Conference on Central Asia and Caucasus which kicked off here Monday.

Larijani further said that threats of Iran being referred to the UN Security Council can never be an effective tool to make it relinquish its indisputable rights.

Turning to the remarks of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who along with his master George W. Bush are now strongly working to have Iran referred to the Security Council, he said such remarks have all been part of media propaganda as no documents have been introduced to prove the negative claims against Iran made by British officials in these past months.

Commenting on the plan to increase the number of countries that are to participate in nuclear negotiations with Iran, the SNSC chief said that Iran was looking into different negotiation paths and believed talks should not be limited to the three European countries.

He said Iran was working on opening negotiations with Russia, China and NAM member states but also believed talks with the Europeans could effectively solve the nuclear problem.

Reiterating previous assurances that Iran's nuclear program is for peaceful ends, he warned that there was a limit to Tehran's patience with respect to inspections and said Iran was quite aware of the fact that all these were just a scheme to rob Iran of valuable opportunities.

Delegates from Iran and 22 other states are participating in the two-day confab dubbed `Regional Developments: Interaction and Encounter of Strategies'.

Azerbaijan, Germany, the United States, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Sweden, Britain, Italy, Tajikistan, Turkey, the Czech Republic, China, Romania, Russia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Poland, the Netherlands and India are among the countries sending delegates to the conference.

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