'Iran will not accept demands beyond NPT'
Wed Jan 9, 2013 2:33PM
“If IAEA representatives come [to Tehran] without preconditions and with a just approach and [if] their aim is to bring the truth to light, and they take our rights into consideration we will definitely reach a conclusion in the next talks,” said Abbasi.Abbasi added that based on the country’s needs, 5-percent uranium enrichment is going on at Natanz facility while 20-percent enrichment is taking place at Fordo and Natanz nuclear sites. He said Iran has received proposals from the Western and Asian countries for the construction of new nuclear facilities in the Islamic Republic. The Iranian official stressed that despite the hostile policies of the Western countries toward Iran, their companies are after their own interests. The United States, Israel and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program. Iran argues that as a signatory to the NPT and a member of the IAEA, it is entitled to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. MYA/HGH/SS