Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Top cleric: Close Iran nuclear case

January 11, 2008


A top Iranian cleric calls on the UN nuclear watchdog to close Iran's nuclear case after the recent verification of its peaceful nature.

“We hope the International Atomic Energy (IAEA) Chief would present a realistic and positive report on Iran's nuclear issue and close the dossier at the IAEA after finding more truths about the case," said Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami on Friday.

“We are a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and have fulfilled our commitments. Our people have repeatedly shown that they will never give up their rights,” he added.

Khatami said the world has realized that the country's nuclear activities are aimed at peaceful purposes and that the propaganda launched by certain powers against Tehran is baseless.

Khatami referred the upcoming Parliamentary elections and said it is a disgrace that the US has supported certain Iranian political parties.

He called on those political parties to reconsider their policies.

More on this issue:

IAEA's ElBaradei arrives in Teheran
Iran praises ElBaradei's trip
Top cleric: Close Iran nuclear case
IAEO: Iran's N-issue back on track
US Republicans leap to show resolve against Iran

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