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Fri, 09/19/2008 - 01:33
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Iran not to take single step beyond commitments -Soltaniyeh

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
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 towards Iran."
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 issues."
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
enrichment program."
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
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."
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 nuclear activities."
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 commitments."
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
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."