Iran always ready to cooperate with IAEA: Mehmanparast
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says Iran has always been ready to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Mehmanparast noted on Tuesday that Iran’s nuclear facilities have been the most-inspected facilities by the IAEA, but none of the claims made about Iran’s pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program has been confirmed.
He expressed hope that countries with influence in the issue of nuclear activities would act according to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), fulfill their duty for doing justice to countries who want to use nuclear energy for their progress, and keep an eye on the main danger which is the existence of nuclear weapons and countries that are not committed to the NPT.
Mehmanparast also referred to the successful holding of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran and expressed hope that the movement could help to resolve different international crises that are caused by greed of a few countries.
He noted that the unlawful Zionist regime of Israel is the main obstacle to creating a nuclear-free Middle East which was one of the main issues discussed during the NAM summit in Tehran.
The United States, Israel and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.
Iran argues that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of IAEA, it is entitled to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
The IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities, but has never found any evidence indicating diversion in Tehran's nuclear energy program toward military purposes.