IAEA in full control of Iran's nuclear programme : Russia

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Moscow, Dec 15 (UNI) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Kislyak today said UN nuclear watchdog IAEA was in full control of Iran's controversial nuclear programme.

''IAEA controls all nuclear activities in Iran,'' Mr Kislyak told RIA Novosti news agency.

''Iran will never obtain high enriched uranium while IAEA is there,'' he added.

Iran has already agreed to answering all the questions on its nuclear programme to IAEA.

It has also claimed it was seeking nuclear technology to generate electricity as is its right under the International Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Currently, Iran is subject to two sets of UN Security Council sanctions over its defiance to halt uranium enrichment programme. A further round of tougher sanctions has been blocked by Russia and China.

IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei said in a report last month that Iran had been truthful, in general, about key aspects of its "nuclear dossier," but noted that Tehran was continuing to work on uranium enrichment, despite persistent international demands to halt the programme.

UNI

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