Iran Stresses Continued N. Activity

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities comply with the international rules and regulations, and we will continue our civilian nuclear activities, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Hosseini said.Speaking during his weekly press conference here on Sunday, Hosseini described negotiations as the best possible way to remove ambiguities in Iran’s nuclear issue, and said that some western countries led by the US are treating the case through an illogical approach.

He further reiterated that his country’s nuclear activities are in full conformity with the international rules and regulations, and stated that Tehran may not give up its nuclear activities even if the UN issues resolutions or imposes sanctions against Iran.

“We will continue with our peaceful nuclear activities,” the diplomat underscored.

He criticized the group 5+1 for resorting to the Security Council measures, and called for the return of Iran’s case to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), reminding that the UNSC members do not share close stances.

Elsewhere, Hosseini referred to the reaction of the European Union to the international Tehran conference on the Holocaust, and reminded that it has been just a scientific and research-based conference.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has already announced that the meeting was not aimed at rejecting or admitting to the Holocaust and that it was just meant to open an unrestricted atmosphere for experts, thinkers, researchers and scholars,” he underlined.

Asked about prosecution of the participants in the Holocaust conference by some western countries, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman reiterated that any prosecution and interrogation of the attendees is a blatant violation of human rights and in direct contradiction with the claims of the western countries concerning their respect for democracy and freedom of speech.

In another part of the press briefing, the diplomat noted the recent statements by the British Prime Minister Tony Blair about Iran’s direct role in the present instability in Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon, and stressed, “The Islamic Republic of Iran has always played a positive and constructive role in all other world regions.”

In response to a question about the slash in Iran’s gas supplies to Turkey last week, he said that the reduction of gas exports has happened in compliance with the two countries’ mutual agreement in this regard.

Hosseini extended his congratulations to the new United Nations Secretary-General.

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