TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) - Iranian Foreign Ministry
spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini on Sunday demanded Russia to use diplomacy to
bring the Iranian nuclear case back to the framework of the International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA).
"This is our expectation from the Russians to take
advantage of their diplomatic capacities in this regard," Hosseini told a press
Iran will keep its collaboration with the IAEA since
it owns the best authority to consider the issue, Hosseini asserted.
He said that if Iran's nuclear issue returned to the
IAEA, the ambiguities being posed would be studied better than the past, but he
failed to elaborate what kind of ambiguities he referred to.
The spokesman also referred to Iran's latest
agreement with the IAEA, which demanded access to materials related to the
country's uranium enrichment activities, saying this should be interpreted as
the continuation of Iran's cooperation with the IAEA.
IAEA board of governors on Feb. 4 adopted at an
emergency meeting a resolution by 27 against three with five abstentions to
report Iran's nuclear issue to the UN Security Council.
The resolution touched off prompt hails of the United
States, the European Union (EU) and even Russia, a longtime supporter of Tehran
over its nuclear dispute.
Tehran has slashed at such decision for a long time
since Iran's leaders rejected all the UN requests or resolutions concerning
suspension of uranium enrichment in the past nine months.
Iran's parliament had warned earlier this month that
it would ban the entry of IAEA inspectors into Iran in case the UN Security
Council issues any sanction resolution against the country.
However, Iran still agreed to an IAEA request to take
further environmental samples from the equipment already sampled at a technical
university, confirmed IAEA chief Mohammad ElBaradei on