Official: Iran may suspend cooperation with IAEA
Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that Iran could suspend its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) if the UN Security Council imposes sanctions on Tehran.
"Iran will start covert (nuclear) activities if a military attack is launched on its nuclear facilities while these are currently under IAEA supervision. "Iran cannot be prevented from conducting nuclear activities through violent measures," he said, according to IRNA.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to conduct its nuclear activities transparently and is willing to hold talks in this field," the SNSC secretary added.