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News number: 9203180520

13:26 | 2013-06-09

Foriegn Policy

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Senior Iranian Lawmaker Raps Amano's Politicized Approach towards Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi criticized International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano for his politicized approach towards Iran's peaceful nuclear activities.



Boroujerdi's remarks came after Amano in a statement on Wednesday said that IAEA's negotiations with Iran "are going round the circles".

"The reason behind the vicious circle mentioned by Amano is the IAEA itself," the senior Iranian legislator said.

Boroujerdi noted that IAEA makes such statements because it uses reports that lack the required transparency and are more political than technical.

He pointed to several rounds of talks with the six world powers, and said, "The countries negotiating with Iran mostly act under US pressure."

In the latest development, Iran and the IAEA wrapped up their latest round of talks on Tehran's peaceful nuclear program on May 15. Their talks focused on a technical framework for cooperation.

Iran's residing representative at IAEA Ali Asqar Soltaniyeh and Head of IAEA's Department of Safeguards Herman Nackaerts jointly presided over the meeting in the Austrian capital.

The IAEA inspectors have conducted numerous inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities but have never found any evidence showing diversion from peaceful purposes in the Iranian nuclear energy program.

Iran has repeatedly announced that if its rights to use the civilian nuclear technology are recognized, the country will be ready to remove alleged concerns about Parchin military site, stressing that Parchin is just a military site and has never been used for nuclear purposes.

Iran says the framework of the modality plan should once and for all clarify the measures that Tehran should adopt, and the other side's undertakings should also be clear and definite vis-à-vis those measures.