Tehran, Feb 3, IRNA-The Europeans will commit a big mistake if they send Iran's nuclear case to the UN Security Council, Tehran's substitute Friday Prayers Leader Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said here Friday.
"Since yesterday all eyes are directed to Vienna to see what a decision they (members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors) will make; If they adopt what Europeans have proposed and open our case's path even in the form of report to the UN Security Council, they will in fact commit a big mistake," warned Rafsanjani.
Rafsanjani made the remark while addressing multitudes of worshipers attending this week's Friday prayers congregation at Tehran University campus.
"On peaceful nuclear activities, we seek nothing beyond our legal international right and making use of nuclear energy for a better life.
"Under current circumstances, we cause no trouble for anybody.
We have achieved a science and want to use it for improvement of our life; But if they (the Europeans) treat (us) this way, the issues will take other shape.
"We wish they would change the procedure during the remaining time. Our representatives will make their efforts and give necessary explanations.
"I too, as a person who knows the Iranian nation, history and the region, recommend them not to commit such a mistake," chairman of the Expediency Council said.
He addressed the Europeans as saying, "If you are really honest and worried that Iran may obtain nuclear weapons, there are better ways to gain confidence.
"Iran has had a good cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency even beyond its duties. I think there might be wise individuals in this atmosphere who could have a better look at the future and will not be willing to record such a black page in the history."
Rafsanjani stressed, "It will be a matter of disgrace if five big countries, enjoying the veto right, show injustice and cruelty and record such an unfair measure in the history.
"(In that case), how they can expect nations trust international circles in the future?"
The Friday prayer leader added, "Lack of confidence will break chain of international security.
"I friendly advise them not to commit such a historical crime. If they do, they should not imagine they will reap the benefit because God Almighty will not leave this nation alone."
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