Iran to reject call for suspension of uranium enrichment
Iran will reject both the resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council on Tehran's nuclear case and the suspension of uranium enrichment, said Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani on Sunday.
"The resolution is illegal because we have not made any violation (of the NPT) to suspend our enrichment activities," Larijani told domestic and foreign reporters in a press conference, according to IRNA.
Stressing that Iran has always been ready for talks, Larijani said "We announced that if there is any ambiguity for anyone, it can be removed through negotiations and we stick to the same policy." "The double-standard policy practiced by the Western countries towards Iran's nuclear program has led to a position where they (Western states) have complicated the issue with their own hands," Larijani said.
"On the one hand, they offered the package and on the other, issued the resolution. By doing this, they changed the procedure of solving the problem," Larijani stressed.
"They (Western states) should understand that they cannot talk to Iran by the language of force. They have to change their approach if they want the package to survive," Larijani stressed.
Larijani added Tehran's nuclear case is not complicated and could be solved through negotiations. Larijani conveyed "Those who resort to force are making the issue more perplexed while the region cannot tolerate more complex problems.
"Iran is not going to do the same, but if others plan to make regional issues intricate, they have to expect its repercussions." Iran is a country which has acquired the nuclear know-how, boasted the SNSC secretary, adding, "Today Iran is independent in three stages ranging from mine to yellow cake, yellow cake to UF6 gas, and gas to enriched uranium. Still, the country has started the research and enrichment development stage."