Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mohammad-Ali Hosseini, said on Sunday that Tehran's principled stands on its peaceful nuclear activities have not changed. Addressing domestic and foreign reporters at his weekly press conference, Hosseini said Iran's peaceful nuclear program was totally different from North Korea's.
He made the remarks while commenting on a recent comparison made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov between Iran and North Korea nuclear activities. Hosseini stressed that Iran's peaceful nuclear activities were continuing based on an organized plan.
As for Tehran's reaction to a Fatwa (religious order) reportedly issued by Saudi Wahhabi muftis on demolition of Shiite holy shrines in Iraq, the spokesman said Tehran has "strongly protested to the issue."
"Iranian Ambassador to Riyadh (Mohammad Hosseini) discussed the issue in separate meetings with Saudi officials who strongly condemned it," Hosseini said. According to him, senior Saudi officials stressed that their viewpoints were "in direct contradiction with the Fatwa."
The Saudi officials told the Iranian ambassador that the case was "definitely made by Zionists and enemies of Islam."