Iran threatens IAEA withdrawal if nuclear 'rights' taken away Brett Murphy at 10:49 AM ET
[JURIST] The speaker of Iran's parliament indicated Sunday that the country would pull out of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [official website] if what he called its "inalienable rights" to uranium enrichment were taken away. Gholam-Ali Hadad-Adel [Wikipedia profile] stated that such a withdrawal "is well justified." Referring to the UN Security Council resolution [JURIST report] passed last month calling for Iran to suspend its nuclear program, Hadad-Adel said that "there is no single reason to justify their (the UN Security Council) decision for depriving a country of its rights and peaceful activities." Hadad-Adel nonetheless added that Iran is "still keen to resolve the issue through talks because we believe that our view points and stances are logical."
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