UN resolution will have no impact: Iran

March 4th, 2008 - 11:33 pm ICT by admin  

Tehran, March 4 (DPA) The latest UN Security Council resolution would have no impact on Iran’s nuclear plans, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said Tuesday. “The latest UN resolution will have no impact on Iran’s will to pursue peaceful nuclear programmes,” Hosseini said in a statement.

The UN Security Council voted Monday 14-0, with Indonesia abstaining, to impose additional sanctions on Iran for its continued refusal to abandon nuclear activities.

“The resolution is contrary to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports and rather politically motivated and hostile. We condemn this resolution and consider it as anti-Iranian, valueless and unacceptable,” the spokesman said.

“This resolution has just once again undermined the prestige of the IAEA and discredited the UN Security Council,” Hosseini added.

Earlier in the day, a senior Iranian MP termed the latest resolution against Iran as “political and unacceptable,” ISNA news agency reported.

“The resolution is solely politically motivated and therefore unacceptable for Iran,” Alaeddin Borujerdi, head of the parliament’s foreign policy and security commission, told ISNA.

“Resolution 1803 is contrary to the contents of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran and can therefore not be implemented,” the MP said.

The Security Council resolution said any activities that would provide Iran with goods, equipment, materials and technology for its nuclear programme, some of which was prohibited by the council since 2006 and under an enlarged set of sanctions in 2007, would be prohibited.

The Security Council also demanded Iran to suspend its controversial uranium enrichment drive, a demand Tehran had ignored in the past, maintaining that UN resolutions had no legal basis.

Monday’s additional sanctions were contained in a resolution, the third since 2006.

The resolutions in 2006 and 2007 have failed to prevent Iran from obtaining advanced and faster centrifuges to perfect its uranium enrichment programmes, and there was no guarantee that the third resolution would bring the results wanted by the world’s most powerful and nuclear states.

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