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1/27/06

Iranian FM arrives in South Africa to meet NAM Troika FMs

Cape Town, Jan 27, IRNA-Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki arrived in the South African city of Hermanus near Cape Town on Friday to confer with the foreign ministers of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Troika including South Africa, Malaysia and Cuba.

The two-day NAM Ministerial Troika meeting (January 26-27) was closed on Friday, while no final statement was issued.

The conference mainly aimed to discuss the latest developments of interest to NAM as well as make the necessary coordination on the next summit meeting scheduled to be held in the Cuban capital of Havana.

Mottaki is expected to hold talks with the troika foreign ministers about Iran's nuclear dossier to be discussed at the next meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors.

The Board of Governments is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting on February 2-3 to examine the US and EU proposal to refer Iran's nuclear case to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Iran considers the US and EU attempts towards referral of its nuclear dossier to UNSC as a political measure in conflict with the fundamental nature of the present discords on the country's nuclear activities.

The NAM member states called for continued talks to find a solution to the issue and called on both sides to exercise self-restraint to avoid measures causing tension.

Iranian officials have welcomed to continue talks about the country's nuclear issues.

Meanwhile, Iran has called for settling discords within the framework of UN nuclear watchdog and recognition of its full rights to nuclear research.

According to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which has been signed by Iran, its member states are entitled to conducting nuclear research.

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