Iranian FM: No plans for development of nuclear weapons
Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi Saturday rejected any Iranian concealment of two nuclear facilities which US officials have claimed the Islamic Republic was clandestinely developing to possibly build nuclear weapons.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran's activities in this field are totally transparent, clear and peaceful and there is no secrete and obscure point on the launch of these (plants) in the future," Kharrazi said, adding "basically there is no possibility of concealing such centers."
According to IRNA, he said Tehran had invited the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect both facilities as he dismissed US posture that a new finding had been made in this respect. "We have been in contacts with the IAEA over these two centers and we will officially invite them for inspections since the agency must inspect them and carry out their necessary planning and supervision before the centers are implemented," Kharrazi added.
Iran's top diplomat noted that the Islamic Republic had no plans for building nuclear weapons and all its efforts in the nuclear energy field were intended for peaceful objectives. He conveyed Iran wanted the two centers to generate part of its electricity needs.
"By the next 20 years, Iran has to produce 6,000 megawatts of electricity by nuclear plants and the launch of these two centers are aimed to produce necessary fuel for these plants," Kharrazi said. (Albawaba.com)
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