Parliament Speaker: Iran to Continue Talks with IAEA

A03518016.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel said on Wednesday that Iran will continue its talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Union (EU).Developments in Iran’s nuclear case have shown a positive trend thanks to Tehran’s cooperation with the IAEA, Adel told reporters at a press conference, Press TV reported.

He added that the recent report by IAEA Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei confirming Iran’s non-deviation from peaceful purposes shows Tehran’s truthfulness.

The report released on Nov. 15 by ElBaradei admitted that Iran has made good progress in revealing the extent of its nuclear program.

Adel expressed hope that the upcoming talks between Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili and EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana would endorse the report.

The Iranian parliament speaker stated that the United States is exerting pressure on Iran for political reasons and pays no attention to the legal aspects of ElBaradei’s report.

The United States and some other Western countries fear Iran may try to develop atomic bombs under a civilian cover, but they don’t have any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Tehran strongly rejects the allegations, insisting its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

The IAEA report said Iran had made important strides toward transparency about its nuclear activity and praised Tehran’s cooperation.

It also underlined Tehran’s truthfulness in explaining past nuclear activities.

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