Iran: Washington lied the world
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini on Sunday said the recent US intelligence report on Tehran's nuclear program proves that Washington has lied both to the American nation and world peoples. The report released by the US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) "has distorted the truth according to which Washington has taken Iran's peaceful nuclear issue to the UN Security Council," he told reporters, according to IRNA.
"Today, more than any other time, the US administration is less reliable and its decisions are less creditable," he added.
Hosseini conveyed the report had reiterated that the current process of Iran's nuclear activities are fully peaceful, adding that the US can no more use the pretexts on the basis of which it sent Iran's peaceful nuclear case to the UN Security Council.
On Iran-IAEA cooperation, he said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran will continue its cooperation with the agency." Such cooperation must have impacts on the Group 5+1 approach, he added. "If Iran's cooperation is ignored and certain countries try to issue a new resolution against Iran, the issue will have negative impact on the executive process of modality plan," Hosseini noted.
He made the comments as a delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headed by Director for Safeguards Operations Herman Nackartes arrived in Tehran Sunday. The team is to hold technical talks with Iranian officials on the source of contamination at technical university.