Iran: Delivery of nuclear fuel - blow to American policy
Deputy Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council for International Affairs Javad Vaeedi said on Tuesday that delivery of nuclear fuel to Bushehr power plant would prevent a consensus on issuance of next UNSC resolution against Iran. Speaking to reporters, he said: "If the next UNSC resolution requires consensus, Russia will have to offer more evidences to approve it."
"I think the new development has created serious problems for the US and its allies and it is not easy for them to persuade Russia and China to pursue their policies," Vaeedi said, according to IRNA.
Some have claimed that since Russia has delivered nuclear fuel to Iran, the country should halt uranium enrichment which is an illogical reasoning, Vaeedi conveyed. "To generate nuclear electricity we need to construct domestic nuclear power plants and enrich uranium at home," he underlined.
"Natanz nuclear complex is able to enrich uranium for a 1000 megawatt nuclear power plant," Vaeedi said. According to him, Natanz unclear power plant is to be completed within the next three to four years.
He strongly rejected the idea that since Iran possesses huge oil and gas reserves, the country does not need to generate nuclear energy, adding that Russia is the biggest exporter of gas in the world and possess huge oil reserves but it has many nuclear power plants while at the same time enriching uranium for other countries and even constructing nuclear power plants for them.
He described delivery of nuclear fuel for Bushehr power plant as a great success for the Iranian nation and a move that has isolated the US more than ever before.