Iran wants further cooperation with IAEA
Iran on Sunday stated its latest letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was a "turning point" in its cooperation with the agency.
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani, in a letter sent to the IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei on Saturday, conveyed if Iran's nuclear dossier remains within the IAEA and under its Safeguards Agreement, Tehran is ready to help resolve the remaining issues within the framework of the latest comprehensive report provided by ElBaradei dated March 2006.
Talking to reporters, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said, "We are ready to have the highest level of cooperation with the IAEA, if the Board of Governors and the agency undertake that the Iranian case would be taken up by the agency."
According to IRNA, Asefi stressed Iran's letter to the IAEA will boost the capacity of the agency for more activities. He added, "From the day the decision is made that Iran's case would be reviewed at the IAEA, we will present the agenda of our cooperation with the IAEA within three weeks."
The Iranian official added "Iran's possible pullout of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is not the question at the moment. Our measures will be in proportion to the performance of the opposite side. If the opposite side acts rationally, Iran will act accordingly."
"If the IAEA sends Iran's case to the Security Council and the council makes decisions on Iran, Tehran will define and regulate its cooperation with the agency according to the decisions."
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