Russia's proposal on Iran's nuclear standoff "repetitious attempt": MP

11:13, July 17, 2011      

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Head of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran's Majlis (parliament), Alaeddin Boroujerdi, said that Russia's "phased" approach toward Iran's nuclear standoff would be a "repetitious attempt" as Tehran has already addressed all the questions over its nuclear issue, local English language satellite Press TV reported on Saturday.

On Wednesday, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for "phased" approach to resolve Iran's nuclear standoff whereby Iran would address international concerns and the questions raised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about its nuclear activities in a staged schedule and in return economic sanctions imposed on Iran would be removed in a staged manner over time.

On Friday, Boroujerdi hailed Russia's "positive attitude" to help remove obstacles over its nuclear issue but said that the proposal would be a return to the first place, said Press TV.

"Returning to the first place (over Iran's nuclear issue) cannot be a proper solution," Boroujerdi was quoted as saying, adding that since Iran already answered all the questions of the alleged studies under the modality plan agreed between the Islamic Republic and the IAEA in 2007.

Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said in Vienna on Tuesday that Iran is ready for new talks on its disputed nuclear program and alleged nuclear weapons studies, but he said that his country will not give up its nuclear rights.

Source: Xinhua
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