Iran dismisses nuclear watchdog criticism on probe delay
Iran on Tuesday rejected criticism from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it has been delaying a probe into suspected nuclear activities.
"We have no plans to produce weapons and all of our
activities are for peaceful purposes and nothing is
wrong," Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi told
reporters in Istanbul, Turkey.
"We are quite transparent and have decided to cooperate
fully with IAEA and the international community," he said.
On Tuesday, Europe's major powers floated a fine-tuned
draft resolution at an IAEA meeting in Vienna, Austria.
It rebukes Iran for delaying an investigation into its suspected nuclear activities but refrains from direct threats of sanctions.
"So far, many issues have been verified. There are minor
issues that (are) still under consideration," Kharrazi said.
"We don't have any concerns. Everything is transparent and
we will continue our cooperation."
Kharrazi is in Istanbul to attend a meeting of the foreign
ministers of Islamic countries. (Albawaba.com)
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