Tehran, Sept 18, IRNA - Iran's Permanent
Ambassador to the IAEA said here Wednesday Tehran will not take a single step
beyond its commitments within NPT and July 27th, 2007 Modality.
According to IRNA Political Desk, Ali Asghar
Soltaniyeh added in an interview with an Iranian TV news edition, "The Islamic
Republic of Iran has fulfilled its entire commitments so far and breached no NPT
Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh (file
Elaborating on the contents of the Tuesday Q/A session of the IAEA Board of
Directors, in which the Agency Secretary General Muhamed ElBaradei's report on
Iran was surveyed, he said, "The chairman of such sessions was regularly
ElBaradei's Treaties Deputy, Olli Heinonen, but this time it was headed by the
Agency's Head of Mideast Region Inspections, Hermann Naekarts, who presented
Elbaradei report in a slide show to the Board of Governors."
Soltaniyeh added, "I offered some explanation at that session and said that Iran
has met all its commitments, and expects the Agency to meet its commitments
LAPTOP ISSUE BEYOND AGENCY'S DUTIES
Soltaniyeh who was speaking through video conference, said, "The American laptop
and explosives issue are beyond the agency's duties, but the IAEA argues that in
accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions Iran should also answer such
Iran's permanent ambassador to IAEA reiterated, "I elaborated at the Q/A session
that Iran would not yield to the Agency's entry to the realm of the countries'
security, and we are not ready for taking a single step beyond our commitments
within the NPT and the Modality." Soltaniyeh said, "The US Ambassador to the
Agency, too, at the Q/A session of the Board of Directors repeated Washington's
often made baseless claims, adding that Tehran has not suspended its uranium
He reiterated, "They claim Iran has intended to pursue a top secret nuclear
project, while none of the documents in the framework of our correspondence with
the Agency has a confidential, or secret stamp on it, and I explained at that
session that such a thing is logically impossible."
Iran's ambassador at the agency added, "15 European countries at the session
confirmed the fact that they are worried lest due to the policies pursued
regarding Iran the foundation of an innovation would be laid at the IAEA."
NAM DECLARATION SUPPORTING IRAN DRAFTED
Soltaniyeh focusing on reaction of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) ambassadors
towards ElBaradei's recent report on Iran, said, "Soon after the presentation of
the report we attended a long meeting with the Troika of the NAM, comprised of
representatives of Cuba, Malaysia, and Egypt."
He added, "They proposed holding another meeting with the entire ambassadors of
the Non Aligned Movement at the IAEA."
Iran's permanent ambassador at the agency said, "At the meeting we had with the
NAM representatives it was agreed that this time, too, NAM would issue a
declaration supporting Iran's peaceful nuclear program."
Soltaniyeh said, "The historic document issued by NAM minsters a while ago in
Tehran, too, was read out at the meeting, and it was agreed that it should be
registered as an official document at the IAEA."
Iran's ambassador said that he also had some meetings with the ambassadors of
the Western countries at the agency, adding, "We have managed to prove our
righteousness, while having yield to no more imposed halt in our legitimate
He added, "In ElBaradei's report, too, our progress has been reflected, while at
the diplomatic scene, we have acted very actively."
Soltaniyeh said, "We have so far had 20 private meetings with IAEA officials and
ambassadors of various countries at the Agency." Our country's envoy once again
stressed, "We cooperate with the IAEA, but will take no step beyond our
IRAN'S CASE TO BE FURTHER SURVEYED NEXT WEDNESDAY, OR THURSDAY
Pointing out that next Monday the Agency's Regular Seasonal Session would begin,
Soltaniyeh said, "Continuation of discussions on ElBaradei's report on Iran
would be pursued nest Wednesday, or Thursday."
Iran's permanent ambassador to the IAEA reiterated, "After the IAEA Seasonal
Session the new members of the Board of Directors would be elected and they
would soon after that convene their first session."
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