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Iran rebukes West's nuclear allegations

Source: PressTV

As the UN nuclear watchdog has confirmed Iran's developing cooperation with the agency, Tehran slams the West's recent allegations as "politically motivated".

"For the first time, the latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) implicitly announced that the US has no evidence to prove its allegations against Iran's nuclear case," said Ali-Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, speaking to Al-Alam TV. "It was a big achievement for Iran."

"The report has many positive points including non-diversion of peaceful purposes in Iran's nuclear activities," he added.

In its latest report on Iran, released on Friday, the UN nuclear watchdog confirmed that the country is improving its cooperation with the agency while it continues enriching uranium in spite of UN Security Council resolutions.

The report, meanwhile, added that the agency has been able to continue "to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran."

"Iran has cooperated with the agency in improving safeguards measures at FEP [Fuel Enrichment Plant] at Natanz," the report said.

In his interview with Al-Alam TV, Salehi reiterated that Iran would continue its cooperation with the IAEA which is the only authorized body to inspect the country's nuclear activities in line with international regulations and protocols.

Some countries in the West, spearheaded by the US and Israel, accuse Iran of pursuing a nuclear weapons program under the guise of peaceful enrichment activities. However, they have consistently failed to provide any evidence for their accusations.

The allegations, vehemently dismissed by Tehran, have also been disputed by the UN nuclear watchdog.

Iran, a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), maintains that its nuclear program is solely aimed at peaceful purposes, emphasizing that it has answered all questions remaining over its nuclear activities.

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