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Iran Rejects G-8 Concerns About Nuclear Program

June 10 (NCA) -- Iran today rejected concerns raised by the Group of Eight (G-8) major industrialized states about its nuclear program, and reiterated that it has no plans to stop its development of nuclear technology.

Iran's IRNA news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Assefi as saying the G-8 countries' concerns have no basis because there is no proof that Iran has violated international regulations. Assefi said that the pursuit of peaceful nuclear programs is Iran's "legitimate right."

Leaders of the G-8 nations yesterday accused Iran of inadequate cooperation with the UN's nuclear agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and called on it to disclose all the details of its nuclear program.