MP Cautions about Impacts of Solana Report on Iran-IAEA Cooperation

A02948335.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- A prominent Iranian lawmaker said here on Sunday that an incoming report by EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Iran’s nuclear case will influence Tehran’s cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

“We will regulate the type and constancy of our cooperation with the Agency on the basis of Solana’s report,” rapporteur of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazem Jalali told FNA.

He reminded that Iran’s present cooperation with the IAEA to remove ambiguities of its past nuclear activities within an action plan is based on an agreement held earlier this year by the country’s former top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei and Javier Solana.

“In the last few months, Iran has extended most cooperation with the Agency and cleared half of such ambiguities within the action plan and this was mentioned in ElBaradei’s report. Therefore, both ElBaradei and Solana are expected to make up for Iran’s huge cooperation and present a report based on expert, technical and legal views and perceptions instead of compiling a report on the basis of the political drives of certain big powers,” the MP continued.

He further called on Solana not to give in to the political pressures of western powers.

Jalali reminded that Iran has already proved its truthfulness and transparency in removing past ambiguities, adding, “Thus, if Solana’s report to the 5+1 group – the five permanent UN Security Council members (the US, Britain, France, China and Russia) plus Germany – is not positive and if it is not based on expert views …then there will doubts about Iran’s cooperation with the Agency.”

He warned that if Solana’s report on Iran proves to be negative, Iran will cast serious doubts about the type and necessity of its cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog agency, “and this would complicate the (nuclear) issue even further and those who have shrugged off expert and legal views will be in charge of such complications.”

Jalali said that Solana’s statements following his London meeting with Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili last Friday implied that his report on Iran would be negative.

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