Moscow has accused Washington of misleading the international community about Iran’s uranium enrichment rights, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
On January 17, US special envoy to Iran, Brian Hook, told reporters about a United Nations resolution from 2006 or 2007, which banned Tehran from enriching uranium.
“We feel the need to respond to the US envoy Hook’s commitment to Iran about the existence of some ‘UN standard’ that prohibits the enrichment of uranium from the Islamic Republic of Iran. Unfortunately, this way of writing the fantasy still exists in the US approach to the goal of combating the proliferation of nuclear weapons … In this case, we basically have an accusation against the Security Council. an UN for making decisions that conflict with the Non-Proliferation Treaty of Nuclear Weapons (NPF), ”the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
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The agency also reiterated that the above agreement allows the signatories to develop nuclear energy for non-military purposes.
“In other words, the NPT has no limits on non-nuclear countries on uranium enrichment or development of other stages of the nuclear fuel cycle. There is only one condition: all these work must be done for peace and under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) “.
Regarding the UN Security Council’s resolution on Iran, the ministry noted that all of the resolutions before 2015 were temporary and were not intended to limit Tehran’s right to pursue interests. peace of nuclear power. 2015 was the year that Iran signed the JCPOA with China, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, the United States and the EU. The treaty requires Iran to limit its nuclear program and to significantly reduce its uranium reserves, in return for lifting the embargo.