By Iran Review
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to protect confidential information on Iran’s nuclear energy program.
“The Agency’s officials should exercise greater care in protecting our country’s documents since the leakage of some information in the past has led to the assassination of several Iranian nuclear scientists,” Mehmanparast said.
“It is natural to expect that the officials at the Agency who receive the confidential information of the member countries bear responsibility for protecting such information,” he added.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman also rejected Western media rumors about the closure of the Hamas office in Tehran, saying that Iran’s relations with the Palestinian resistance movements are “at their best.”
“Iran’s relations with Hamas and [Islamic] Jihad are at their best and rumors fueled by Western media are because of the problems they faced during the attack on the Gaza Strip,” Mehmanparast said.
“They cannot tolerate the victory of the Palestinian people,” the Iranian official said.
Mehmanparast added that providing support for the Palestinian resistance against Israeli crimes and acts of aggression has always been one of the fundamental policies of the Islamic Republic.
Rejecting reports about technical problems at Bushehr nuclear power plant, Mehmanparast said the ‘US-Israeli designed propaganda campaign’ is aimed at causing concern among regional people regarding Iran’s peaceful atomic activities.
“Bushehr nuclear power plant has been designed with the highest level of safety and the issue of safety is very important for our people,” the Iranian official added.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman has also dismissed recent media allegations about cooperating with North Korea in missile and nuclear industries.
Ramin Mehmanparast rejected media reports on missile and nuclear cooperation between Tehran and Pyongyang as “baseless.”
His comments came in response to media reports that a group of Iranian missile experts are in North Korea offering technical assistance to Pyongyang for its planned long-range missile launch.