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Iran to continue enrichment till an international pact for fuel supplies security: IAEA Envoy

Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh

TEHRAN, October. 03 (ISNA)-Iran's permanent representative to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh declared Iran continues uranium enrichment activities as long as there will be no international pact guaranteeing fuel supplies security.

Iran needs to expand enrichment facilities to ensure security of supply for its power plants since it fears those international providers will be under pressure by the US or other countries to cut supplies, he said.

"If all 145 members of the IAEA sign an internationally binding agreement to guarantee a constant supply of fuel, Iran may review its current stance," he told reporters in Brussels.

Iran will keep on some of its enrichment activities even if such a guarantee is concluded, he said adding "we need to have a contingency in case fuel deliveries are cut."

Tehran denies charges made by the US and some European powers on producing nuclear weapons; it says the program only aims at generating electricity to meet the country's raising demands.

The UN Security Council has imposed three sets of sanction resolutions against Iran to force it to suspend nuclear activities; whereas the IAEA during its repeated investigations of Iran's nuclear facilities has confirmed no deviation is seen in Iran's nuclear exercises.

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