UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- The latest International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report has proved the "peaceful nature" of Iran's nuclear program, said a statement released Friday by Iran's UN mission.
The report showed that all outstanding issues have been resolved through Iran's "robust cooperation with the IAEA far beyond its treaty obligations," the statement said.
It proved that the "allegations made against Iran's peaceful nuclear program by a few countries have been totally flawed and baseless and, accordingly, the actions taken by the Security Council in this regard lack any shred of logic and legality," the statement said.
As a result, "the allegations made by certain countries, under the pretext of the so-called 'proliferation concerns,' have been, from the outset, totally baseless," it stressed.
The statement said the resolution of the outstanding issues has eliminated the "most basic pretexts and allegations" that Iran's nuclear program should be referred to the Security Council.
Therefore, the sanctions taken by the Security Council have been "unfair, unwarranted and unlawful," it said, adding that Iran's nuclear program should be dealt with "solely by the IAEA as a regular item."
The UN nuclear watchdog said on Friday Iran had clarified the majority of open issues in its nuclear programs but the agency was still uncertain of its peaceful nature.
France, Britain and Germany formally introduced to the UN Security Council Thursday a draft resolution that calls for further sanctions against Iran. The council has already adopted two resolutions calling on Iran to suspend its nuclear enrichment activities.
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