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NUCLEAR: ‘Iran Will Continue Building Centrifuges,” Kharrazi Says
Foreign minister Kharrazi admitted that Iran has not kept its promise to suspend uranium enrichment activity, but blamed the three major European powersfor the decision because he said they broke their promise of nuclear cooperation “We have not kept our promise to suspend the construction of the centrifuges,” foreign minister Kamal Kharazi said on Wednesday in a press conference in Mexico, blaming the three European powers, Britain, France and Germany, to whom the promise had been made of reneging their promises of nuclear cooperation to Iran.
He said Iran was determined to continue building uranium enrichment centrifuges, but that the work was not aimed at producing nuclear weapons.
“The work we’re doing is not illegal,” he told a press conference concluding a three-day visit to Mexico. “We have decided (to use) nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and, as we are building seven nuclear installations over the next 20 years, it is natural that for fuel we should produce (the centrifuges) within our own country.”
He added that the centrifuges were being built “under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and they are ensuring that we have no intentions towards nuclear arms and that our work is legal.”