VIENNA, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Iran should take actions to prove its nuclear program is peaceful, instead of making only promises, Vienna based diplomats said here on Thursday.
Commenting on Iranian plans to submit a written promise to the United Nations that it will not seek to develop nuclear bombs, the diplomats told Xinhua on condition of anonymity that the promise made no sense without substantial step to meet the world's concerns.
The diplomats urge Tehran to increase the transparency of its nuclear program, to meet the demands of the P5+1 countries, namely China, US, Britain, Russia, France, Germany, and to cooperate with the UN nuclear watchdog to clarify outstanding issues in its nuclear program.
Iran's Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi was quoted by Iranian Mehr news agency on Tuesday as saying that "Iran plans to declare in the UN that it will never go after nuclear bombs."
Iran and the West are locked in a bitter dispute over the former's nuclear activities, with the latter accusing Tehran of developing nuclear weapons under a civilian cover, a charge Iran has consistently denied.