MP Rules out Intentional Slow Down of Iran’s N. Activities

A01853726.jpgIran’s nuclear policies have not changed, rapporteur of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazem Jalali said, denying recent reports by western media alleging that Tehran has intentionally slowed down the pace of its enrichment activities. “Iran has frequently announced that it may never accept to stop, suspend or close down its enrichment activities,” Jalali told reporters on the sidelines of an open session of the Islamic Consultative Assembly here on Sunday.

He further pointed out that certain individuals make such allegations in the name of experts in order to materialize their secret goals.

“This is a psychological operation to inspire the public opinion with the idea that officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran say something inside Iran but act differently. And this is not true,” the lawmaker mentioned.

He reiterated that the Islamic Republic officials act what they say to the people, adding, “These individuals should know that the Islamic Republic of Iran has not brought any change to its principled policies in the field of nuclear energy.”

Meantime, Jalali reminded that the country’s nuclear activities might at times slow down due to the existence of technical problems, adding that technical problems are an inherent part of any process.

“Owing to the fact that our nuclear technology is home-grown and our nuclear activities are carried out by Iranian experts, technical problems may arise in the trend of activities, which are solvable,” he said.

Elsewhere, the legislator responded to questions about the future of Iran-US talks over Iraq, and said that neither party intends to enhance the level of talks, adding, “The date and level of negotiations will depend on future conditions.”

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