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IAEA has never found any evidence of NPT violation in Iran: Russian FM


Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that IAEA inspectors have never traced any breaching of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in their intensive and ceaseless inspections of Iranian nuclear sites, Al-Manar reported on Tuesday.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian in Yerevan, Lavrov added, "Even right now the International Atomic Energy Agency's inspectors are stationed at Iran's entire nuclear centers monitoring the Iranians' entire activities round the clock."

The top Russian diplomat meanwhile asked the UN nuclear watchdog to dispatch yet more of its inspectors to Iran to further scrutinize the matter painstakingly.

Lavrov said, "Maintaining the presence of that international atomic body's inspectors in Iran and further strengthening their presence there is of fundamental importance today."

The Russian foreign minister announced his country's strong opposition to any type of preemptive attack against Iran, saying, "Such attacks are in direct (violation of) the UN Charter."

He added, "There is no military solution to Iran's nuclear issue."

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Russian foreign minister announced his country's opposition to the unilateral sanctions by the U.S. and the EU against Iran.

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