Iran serious in cooperation with IAEA, Rouhani says

August 18, 2014

TEHRAN — President Hassan Rouhani has said that Iran is “serious” in its nuclear talks with the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) and also its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency based on its nuclear rights.

Rouhani made the remarks during a meeting with IAEA director Yukiya Amano in Tehran on Sunday.
The president said that Iran demands nothing more than its rights, including the right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes.
Iran has always sought transparent, technical and legal cooperation with the IAEA based on international regulations, Rouhani stated.
In its path to progress Iran needs nuclear technology for use in agriculture and medicine and also generating electricity, the president noted.
The president expressed hope that the IAEA would act as a neutral and technical body and play a positive role in recognizing the countries’ right to peaceful use of nuclear technology.
He also said Iran has provided the necessary facilities for the IAEA to monitor Tehran’s nuclear activities.
The president said Iran just those legal inspections which fall within the framework of the NPT.
The president also said in case Tehran and the 5+1 group reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement, Iran will continue enriching uranium to the extent that meets its needs.
And the other side should lift unilateral, multilateral and international inspections against Iran, he added.
He went on to say reaching a comprehensive agreement would undoubtedly be a “win-win” game for both sides and help maintain peace and stability in the world.
Rouhani says Iran’s missile power is not negotiable
Elsewhere in his remarks, Rouhani stated that Iran’s missile ability is “non-negotiable”.
“Iran’s missile power is not negotiable at any level under any pretext,” Rouhani told Amano.
Amano calls Iran visit ‘useful’
Iran has given a firm commitment to cooperate with the IAEA investigation into suspected atomic bomb research, Amano said after what he described as a “useful” visit to Tehran on Sunday.
“This has been a short visit, but a useful one,” Amano said after talks with Rouhani and other senior Iranian officials, according to a statement issued by the IAEA in Vienna.
Referring to a phased cooperation pact agreed between Iran and the IAEA in November, Amano added: “I was very glad to hear from the highest levels a firm commitment to the implementation of the Framework for Cooperation, and to resolve all present and past issues through dialogue and cooperation with the IAEA.”