Official: West Seeking to Distort Peaceful Nature of Iran’s N. Program
Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Shirzadian rejected claims about a secret nuclear site near the capital, stressing that the West is trying to distort the true nature of Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.
"Such rumors are intended to distort the true image of Iran’s peaceful nuclear program and are circulated by Western countries," Shirzadian said on Sunday.
Shirzadian stressed that Iran has no undeclared nuclear site and Tehran has already declared all of its nuclear sites to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Iran on Friday categorically denied a claim by the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) about a clandestine underground atomic site near Tehran.
"We don’t have such a facility, if they have any details they should inform us so that we can thank them," Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said on Friday.
The remarks by the Iranian officials came after MKO on Thursday had claimed that it had evidence of a new secret underground atomic site in the country.
The group had said that a facility intended to enrich uranium was deep under a mountain near Qazvin and was about 85 percent complete.
Meantime, Washington said it had known about the facility for years and had no reason to believe it is nuclear.
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West plays ‘political game’ on N-program
Press TV, Septembe 17, 2010
Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says the country’s "transparent" nuclear program has been dragged into a "political game" by certain countries.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran’s peaceful nuclear activity is one of the most transparent cases in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)," Mottaki said on Wednesday in a meeting with his Armenian counterpart.
"Unfortunately, such a transparent case has been dragged into the political games of certain countries which always repeat their claims against Iran," Mottaki said in reference to recent remarks made by IAEA chief, Yukiya Amano, on Iran’s nuclear program.
On Monday, Amano said the IAEA was looking into a report by the terrorist Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO), claiming that the agency did not have complete information about the extent of Iran’s nuclear program.
MKO claimed last week that it had evidence of a new secret uranium enrichment site under a mountain near the city of Qazvin — about 120 kilometers west of Tehran — which was about 85 percent complete.
Mottaki said that Iran’s peaceful nuclear program is carried out under the supervision of the IAEA.
"Compared to other IAEA member states, Iran has been the most cooperative with the agency in the past years," the Iranian foreign minister said, adding that at least 29 IAEA reports have confirmed the non-diversion of Tehran’s nuclear program from its peaceful objectives.