Official Underlines Iran’s Continued N. Progress

A001211624.jpgIran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi here on Tuesday reiterated that his country would continue nuclear activities with full transparency. Araghchi made the remarks in a meeting with a visiting British parliamentary delegation, a statement released by Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Bureau reported.

During the meeting, Araghchi briefed the British MPs about Iran’s nuclear programs prior and after the revolution, particularly in recent months, and said, “(Iran’s) nuclear program is continued with full transparency.”

Elsewhere, he reminded Iran’s full cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), specially in recent months, and said that Tehran has already answered the first of the IAEA’s 6 questions.

“The first question about plutonium has been answered in full while questions (and answers) in relation to P1 and P2 centrifuges are understudy,” Araghchi said.

“Other questions will be answered one by one and the agency is satisfied with Iran’s interaction and has mentioned it in its reports,” he added.

The diplomat said Iran expects that the results of the upcoming IAEA report would entail proper assessments, given Iran’s extensive, transparent and confidence-building measures and cooperation.

Further in the meeting, the Iranian deputy foreign minister responded to the different questions posed by the 10-member delegation of the British MPs about Tehran’s stances and policies on the nuclear issue, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle-East.

The British parliamentary delegation arrived here in Tehran Monday morning.

During the five-day visit which takes place at the invitation of the chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Alaoddin Boroujerdi, the British legislators are scheduled to meet with different Iranian governmental and parliamentary officials to discuss bilateral ties and parliamentary cooperation and exchange views about Middle-East and international issues.

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