Iran slams UN nuclear watchdog chief's report
Iran Sunday stated the recent report presented by the UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei on its nuclear activities was "ambiguous" and had no coherence and integration.
"One cannot find any grounds in this report for referral of Iran's (nuclear) dossier to the UN Security Council," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi commented, according to Irna.
In a report to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) board of governors Saturday, Elbaradei wrote that Iran had been cooperative in providing the IAEA with some new information with respect to the dates of the plutonium research activities.
"ElBaradei's report pointed to certain minor issues which we think they are just pretexts. The report mentioned cases that have nothing to do with us and are related to the IAEA regulations," Asefi added. In the recent report, ambiguous words have been used as a stick in the hands of Europe, he stressed.
"No threat and taking resort to ambiguous remarks would help Europe," he conveyed. "National interests and legal rights are all red lines. "We are ready to cooperate with the agency, Europe and other states and hope Iran's nuclear case will be discussed in the next IAEA session with a non-political, expertised and legal attitude."