NewsSpecial WireSpokesman: Iran not afraid of UN Security Council

Spokesman: Iran not afraid of UN Security Council

-

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 19 – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman in an interview with a Saudi newspaper on Friday stated that “Tehran is not afraid of its [nuclear”> file being sent to [the United Nations’”> Security Council”.
Hamid-Reza Asefi told the daily Okaz, “Sending Iran’s case to the Security Council will not make us abandon our peaceful nuclear activities”. Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Aug. 19 – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman in an interview with a Saudi newspaper on Friday stated that “Tehran is not afraid of its [nuclear”> file being sent to [the United Nations’”> Security Council”.

Hamid-Reza Asefi told the daily Okaz, “Sending Iran’s case to the Security Council will not make us abandon our peaceful nuclear activities”.

Asefi said that Iran’s decisions regarding its suspected nuclear weapons program were made at the highest political level, a reference to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Asefi said that Tehran rejected a package of incentives that Europe had offered it in return for it to abandon its nuclear fuel cycle because the offer was political in nature. The EU trio of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom had proposed Iran a range of incentives in an attempt to secure a deal ensuring Iran’s nuclear program remain peaceful, however Tehran rejected the offer and recommenced suspended nuclear work at its Uranium Conversion Facility in Isfahan, central Iran, which it had undertaken not to do under the November 2004 Paris Agreement.

“It is not the end of the world if Iran’s nuclear file is sent before the Security Council”, Asefi said.

Asefi went on to say that any further negotiations with the EU would take place provided that the Europeans did not place any pre-conditions on the talks such as asking Iran to suspend its nuclear activities at the Isfahan plant.

The West believes that Tehran is secretly working to develop atomic weapons under the smokescreen of nuclear technology. The International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog, called on Iran last week to return to the negotiation table and suspend all nuclear fuel cycle activities.

Latest news

Iran’s 2023 Budget Shrouded In Doubt

On January 22, the Majlis (parliament) approved the draft of the 2023 budget bill proposed by regime president Ebrahim...

Iran: People of Khoy Still Reeling From 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck northwest Iran on Saturday, killing at least three people and injuring...

Iran’s Unsolvable Air Pollution Problem

Air pollution will remain at dangerous levels and will increase for the next few days in most big cities,...

The World Must Acknowledge the Iranian People’s Right to Self-defense

Victor Hugo once said: “When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.” Throughout history, this has been the...

Iran: 60% Of Population Is Poor

The livelihood baskets of the Iranian people are shrinking dramatically. This, in turn, has introduced new concerns to protect...

The implications of EU’s terrorist designation of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)

The European Parliament called on January 18 for the European Union to list Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a...

Must read

Iranian President’s Presence at UN, Haunted by the 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners

By Pooya Stone The United Nations General Assembly will...

Iranian president: ‘US governs by coercion, force’

Reuters: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a letter to...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you