Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated on Saturday that his country’s nuclear issue is already closed. “Sooner, the fact that we said the nuclear issue has been closed from our point of view will become clear to all,” Ahmadinejad told reporters on the sidelines of the 44th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU).
Asked about the latest status of Iran’s nuclear case, Ahmadinejad said, “The legal discussion we had with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is back to normal and is following its due natural course.”
“The political process that started under futile pretexts in connection with Iran’s nuclear case has now ended in our opinion and it has no basis and foundation,” he said.
Ahmadinejad has said on many occasions that the issue over Tehran’s nuclear program has been “closed”.
Addressing UN General Assembly on Sept. 25, Ahmadinejad said, “In our opinion, the nuclear issue of Iran is now closed and has turned into an ordinary agency matter.”
The UN Security Council has adopted two resolutions – one in December 2006 and the other in March this year – to force Iran to suspend uranium enrichment activities and to give up its nuclear program.
The United States and other Western nations have constantly accused Tehran of developing a nuclear weapon program under the guise of a civilian-use program, which was repeatedly denied by Iran. West does not have any document or evidence to substantiate its allegations about Iran.
Iran has insisted that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes and voiced hope for talks to defuse the nuclear standoff.