US Politicians Send Message to Iran

A023289818.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- An Iranian foreign ministry official said here on Sunday that the Islamic Republic is contemplating on several notes forwarded by some US politicians and statesmen to Tehran.

Speaking to reporters during his weekly press conference here today, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini further stated that correspondence results would soon be revealed to the media but he declined to comment on the contents of the messages or identity of the writers.

Elsewhere, he pointed to the current visit to Tehran by Russian Security Council Secretary Igor Ivanov, and said that the trip is aimed at discussing bilateral ties and exchanging views about regional and international issues.

Hosseini also said that the visit falls within the routine consultations and exchange of views between senior Iranian and Russian officials.

Asked if Iran would accept to suspend its nuclear enrichment under any specific condition, he stressed that Tehran is decisive to continue with its uranium enrichment activities, but meantime reminded, “We welcome any comprehensive plan complying with the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) which guarantees Iran’s rights.”

The diplomat further refrained from giving a detailed description of the 3000 centrifuges newly installed at Natanz nuclear facility by the Iranian scientists.

The diplomat also underlined that Iran would continue its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), mentioning that Iran-IAEA cooperation has not been ceased.

Elsewhere, he dismissed recent statements by some US officials, including Khalilzad, about the Iranian diplomats who have been kidnapped by the US troops in Iraq, saying that such remarks are unfounded and completely baseless.

Khalilzad had earlier claimed that the US would soon disclose a series of documents and plans confiscated from the kidnapped Iranians in Iraq.

At around 3 a.m. on January 11, US troops disarmed the guards outside the Iranian consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, broke into the building and confiscated computers and documents there while military helicopters were hovering overhead.

Despite Americans’ allegations, the liaison office had diplomatic immunity and functioned as a consulate general issuing travel documents and carrying out other consular tasks. An Iranian flag flying over the building was hauled down during the raid.

The foreign ministry spokesman also said that his ministry has appointed new consul generals for its diplomatic offices in the Iraqi cities of Erbil and Soleymanieh.

Also commenting on recent reports about the establishment of a Synagogue under the al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied Palestine, he underscored that construction of a synagogue or brining any alterations to the religious, historical and ancient sites and buildings, specially the al-Aqsa Mosque is a danger posed to all Muslims.

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