Iran wants IAEA to close nuclear file
Iran's top national security official stressed Sunday Tehran would seek to enable the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to totally close its file and list of concerns on the Iranian nuclear development plan.
"We must arrive at a stage where the (IAEA) board of governors totally close the file on Iran's peaceful nuclear activites and take this off the agenda," Hassan Rowhani, the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, was quoted as saying by AFP.
But he also asserted that "the international community has to accept Iran in the world nuclear club", adding that "the Islamic republic has the inalienable right to master its own enrichment cycle."
Rowhani's comments came on the eve of a meeting by the Vienna-based UN nuclear watchdog's board of governors that will include a progress report on Iran's cooperation with the international body. (Albawaba.com)
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