Reaction to Recent United Nations Security Council Sanctions

August 15, 2008

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

1.  The positions of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran with regard to resolution 1803(2008), including its operative paragraph 10, and other Council resolutions on Iran's peaceful nuclear program, as well as the entire unwarranted engagement of the Security Council in this regard have been elaborated in our previous statements and communications, particularly the letter addressed to the United Nations Secretary General and the President of the Security Council on 24 March 2008 by the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as contained in document A/62/767-S/2008/203.

2.  As my Government has constantly stressed on different occasions, Iran's nuclear program has been, is and will remain absolutely peaceful. Various IAEA Director General's reports confirm the exclusively peaceful nature of the nuclear program of the Islamic Republic of Iran, both in the past and at present. The IAEA reports also attest to the fact that Iran has been and continues to be fully committed to its international obligations with regard to its peaceful nuclear program, and has been unwavering in its outstanding issues according to the Work Plan concluded between Iran and the IAEA in August 2007 on the one hand, and conducting all its present activities -- including the enrichment-- under the full and continious monitoring of the IAEA based on the IAEA Statute, the NPT and the comprehensive safeguards agreement on the other, the Islamic Republic of Iran has removed all pretexts or so-called "concerns" or "ambiguities" with regard to its peaceful nuclear activities in the past and at present.