Iran sets conditions to resume talks, but has no plans to stop uranium enrichment (4)

13:56, July 07, 2010      

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Since Iran is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), therefore, it has the legitimate right to enrich uranium for "peaceful" purposes and to meet its needs, he said.

Enriching uranium at the scale of 20 percent is for "peaceful purposes" and Iran is not intending to halt its enrichment program, said the spokesman implying that sanctions adopted against Tehran over its nuclear issue will not stop the country from pursing the program.

China said on Tuesday that UN Security Council sanctions against Iran should not be wilfully elaborated or expanded.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang made the remarks at a regular press briefing when commenting on U.S. sanctions recently imposed on Iran.


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