Iranian politician: 60 percent enhancement is comeback to IAEA resolution

(MENAFN) A senior Iranian politician has attacked the censure resolution targeted at Iran by the UN atomic regulator’s Board of Governors as “political,” stating that Iran’s uranium enrichment to more than 60 percent was a reply to that remedy.

Alireza Salimi, who is a member of the Parliament’s presiding board, stated Iran’s decision to enrich uranium up to this purity was a “proper response” to the resolution adopted by the board.

“This resolution is completely political and lacks technical value,” Salimi commented to Iran’s state news agency IRNA. “The proponents of this resolution seek to advance their political goals and objectives through international organizations, including the International Atomic Energy Agency.”

He further said, “The 60 percent enrichment of uranium by the Islamic Republic of Iran was a proper response to the resolution of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency. They should receive the answer that our position towards them is one of authority, not passivity.”

The MP added, “We need to enrich uranium up to 60 percent to meet our needs in the field of fuel, medicine, etc., and this is done in order to meet the peaceful needs of the time.”

The lawmaker also stated, “The International Atomic Energy Agency has repeatedly endorsed the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear activities and issuing such resolutions is a completely political act.”


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