Iran rejects link between heavy water plant and nuclear dossier
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi on Sunday rejected any link between inauguration of Arak heavy water plant and Iran's nuclear dossier. Asefi, according to IRNA, said products of Arak heavy water plant would have a peaceful application.
He said Iran's cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was at the best level, adding, "We have a good cooperation with the agency's inspectors. Currently, two IAEA inspectors are in Iran to visit nuclear sites including Natanz." He added that Iran's response to a package of incentives offered by world six powers (Group 5+1) had no ambiguities, saying, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has responded to all points demanded by the Europeans.
"It is high time for the West to return to the negotiating table without any prejudgment to find a solution to the standoff on Iran's nuclear case."
Asked whether Saturday remarks by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Israel was tantamount to a modification in the country's stance, Asefi said, "We have an unchangeable stance on the Zionist regime which are determined based on national interests and realities of the world.
"The president has said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is against nuclear weapon and is not a threat to any country and will launch no attack."
He stressed, "The policies of the Zionist regime pose serious threats to the regime itself."