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FM: Adopting anti-Iran resolution to further complicate status

Tehran, Dec 20, IRNA-Iranian Foreign Minister said here Wednesday adopting a UNSC revolution against Iran would merely further complicate status of Iran's nuclear program, regarded as antagonistic, and within national security threats.

Manouchehr Mottaki made the comment in an interview with Saudi Al-Arabiya satellite network in response to a question on Iran's probable reaction to a UN Security Council resolution.

He added, "Keeping in mind the transparent and logical stands adopted by Iran on our nuclear program, Iran can be regarded as a good promoter of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and the standard bearer for taking advantage of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes around the globe."

The Iranian top diplomat further reiterated, "That is the reason why Iran has proposed cooperation with regional countries for expansion of peaceful usage of the nuclear energy."

Mottaki stressed, "We cannot ignore our nation's absolute right and it is quite natural that if a resolution would be passed (against Iran), that would alter the mechanism of our intimate cooperation with the IAEA, as well as our behavior in various fields."

Reacting to recent remarks of the Zionist Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on that usurper regime's possession of the A-bomb, the IRI FM said, "Olmert's confession in addition to revealing his shameless attitude, proves the terrorist nature and identity of that regime, that has nothing to do but to horrify the entire region and he world, and to threaten the regional and international security."

He added, "We believe the regional countries must strongly react to that remark by issuing a joint communique and insist on declaring the Middle East as a nuclear free zone."

Mottaki emphasized the need for cooperation of Iraq's neighbors with that country for establishment of peace and security there, adding, "Regional countries and Iraq's neighbors can by harmonizing their stands on establishment of security in that country assist the Iraqi government in that regard."

He said, "Iran and Saudi Arabia can be the standard bearers of unity in Islamic World and thus dismantle the plots hatched against the Islamic Ummah."

The Iranian foreign diplomacy chief considered the US policies in the region as "defeated", arguing, "That country's policies in Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, and Lebanon have all faced defeat and repeating the past US mistakes would further prove that America is not a good player in this region."

Mottaki concluded his remarks arguing, "The regional counties, relying on their broad potentials, can play the major role in the region if they would closely cooperate with one another."

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