Sarkozy’s claims against Iran, false

Sarkozy’s claims against Iran, false
# 21 January 2012 22:24 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says French President Nicolas Sarkozy is trying to impose illegal and unfair sanctions against the Iranian nation by making false allegations, APA reports quoting Press TV.

“The French president is after exerting pressure on the Iranian nation by imposing illegal and unfair sanctions,” Mehmanparast said on Saturday in response to the recent claims made by Paris regarding the covert military aspect of Iran’s nuclear program.

During his annual New Year’s address to the diplomats in Paris, Sarkozy called for “much stronger” sanctions against the Islamic Republic in order to force the country to abandon its nuclear program.

Mehmanparast went on to say such efforts are well known to the public and also bound to fail.

The Iranian official concluded that the Islamic republic will avoid pointless political disputes as Tehran believes “an agreement can only be reached through serious discussion- and cooperation-based on negotiations rather than by imposing sanctions.”

The US and its European allies accuse Iran of having a covert military nuclear program and have convinced the UN Security Council to pass four rounds of sanctions against the country.

On December 31, 2011, US President Barack Obama signed into law new sanctions which aim to penalize countries dealing with Iran’s Central Bank or importing it’s crude.

Iran has categorically refuted the US-led allegations regarding its nuclear program, saying that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.