//Iran Ends Cooperation with IAEA

Iran Ends Cooperation with IAEA

Tehran, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Iran put an end Sunday to its voluntary cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) after the UN nuclear watchdog voted, under pressure particularly from US, France, Germany and Britain, to take to the Security Council the Irani peaceful nuclear energy program.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad passed the order Saturday night for an end to Tehran´s voluntaryprotocols and other cooperation with the IAEA. The IRNA official agency posted Sunday a letter of the Iranian President to the IAEA denouncing that after two years of voluntary cooperation the Board had voted under pressure of several countries.

That resolution written by the Europeans and backed by US demanded Iran to stop all the works regarding nuclear energy.

The decision was lacking of international legal justification and did not take into account our nations´ cooperation, wrote the Iranian leader. The additional protocol that is in keeping with the framework of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty allowed the IAEA to make deep control of nuclear facilities.

Based on a law approved by the Parliament, Ahmadineyad ordered to implement research and development works and to begin the production of nuclear combustible with peaceful aims.
Teheran authorities have reiterated their program in this subject is aimed to develop the country and not to promote the arm race.