Annan welcomes Iranian moves on nuclear issue

On Monday Iranian Ambassador Ali Akbar Salehi delivered a letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna conveying his government’s acceptance of the Additional Protocol to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) following concerns over its possible development of nuclear weapons.”The Secretary-General welcomes the recent decision by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to conclude the Additional Protocol, to act in accordance with its provisions until its entry into force, and to suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities,” spokesman Fred Eckhard said in a statement in New York.”He encourages the IAEA, the Government of Iran and the other governments that have been working with Iran on this matter to continue their efforts in this respect.”

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