Iran slams U.S., EU for questioning nature of its nuclear activities

March 12, 2011 - 0:0

VIENNA (Xinhua) -- Ali-Asghar Soltanieh, Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), lashed out on Wednesday at the United States and the European Union (EU) for questioning the nature of his country’s nuclear activities.

“The United States and EU have once again repeated the unfounded assertion questioning the exclusive peaceful nature of our nuclear activities without presenting any authenticated evidence,” Soltanieh told the ongoing IAEA board meeting.
“They are trying to divert the attention from the real threat to global peace and security, namely from hundreds of nuclear weapons deployed in Europe by the United States of America,” he said.
In a letter to the IAEA head Yukiya Amano, Soltanieh said that on behalf of the Iranian government, he requested Amano to report to the agency about NPT violations by the United States and the European countries hosting nuclear weapons.