Iran: US nuclear allegations - ''baseless and sheer lies''
Iran is voluntarily cooperating with the UN nuclear watchdog to show to the world that US allegations on Tehran's "secret" programs to develop nuclear weapons are totally baseless and sheer lies, said a top Iranian security official on Monday.
Talking to reporters after a Majlis session Monday, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Hassan Rowhani, said that Iran's cooperation with IAEA was not because of Europe but is aimed at proving that all US accusations against the Islamic Republic were "baseless and unfounded."
Asked on the western media reports that Iran did not accept
the latest proposals of the "EU big trio" (Britain, France and Germany) on its nuclear case and that the case should now be referred to the UN Security Council, Rowhani said that the word "Security Council" was not threatening and that it would not exert any pressure on the Islamic Republic. "All activities of Iran have been transparent and legal," said the official adding "therefore, taking our case to the UN Security Council would be useless for those who are after it."
"What the council is going to do now that Iran is to continue its cooperation within the framework of the international regulations," Rowhani asked, according to IRNA.
He added that Tehran wanted its nuclear case closed on the basis of legal documents in order to prove to the world that its nuclear programs were only for peaceful purposes. (albawaba.com)
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