Iran to reconsider means of co-op with IAEA

Updated: 2011-11-10 10:07


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TEHRAN - Iran's permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali-Asghar Soltanieh said Wednesday that Iran is likely to reconsider means of its cooperation with the IAEA.

Talking to an Iranian state TV's live broadcast, Soltanieh said due to the "historical mistake" that the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano had made over his report on Iran's nuclear program, the Islamic Republic is likely to reconsider the means of cooperation with the IAEA.

Asked about some Iranian lawmakers' views that Iran may walk out of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Soltanieh said that Iranian lawmakers may have their own independent views.

However, the ways of cooperation with the IAEA in the future depends on the decision of the Islamic Republic's high-ranking officials.

Despite all discrimination that the IAEA shows when it comes to nuclear issues of different countries, eg Israel, Iran will continue its cooperation with the agency.  

The IAEA said Tuesday in its latest report on Iran's nuclear program that "credible" evidence showed that Iran has engaged in projects and experiments relevant to the development of nuclear weapons.

Teheran completely rejected the report and insisted that Iran had no nuclear weapon programs, criticizing that the IAEA report was "imbalanced, non-professional and politically-motivated".