Khatami pledges to cooperate with Nuclear Watchdog, but not to end uranium enrichment
Iran's President Mohammad Khatami vowed Wednesday that his country would give "all necessary cooperation" to the International Atomic Energy Agency to prove it has no secret nuclear weapons program, but would not give up its "absolute right" to enrich uranium.
"We will give all necessary cooperation to assure the world that we are not seeking to have nuclear weapons," Khatami told reporters following a cabinet meeting.
However, he reiterated objections in Tehran to an IAEA ultimatum that also demands Iran to stop enriching uranium.
"According to international regulations, this is our absolute right," he said, adding that the international community also "has the right to obtain assurances over the peaceful nature of our nuclear activities". "We are ready to remove their worries," the President added. (Albawaba.com)
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