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Iranian Cabinet Pledges Greater Nuclear Transparency

6 September 2004 -- A spokesman for Iran's reformist cabinet says the Islamic republic is willing to show greater transparency over its nuclear program in order to ease suspicions of bomb-making.

The spokesman, Abdullah Ramazanzadeh, said today in Tehran that "We are ready to accept all kinds of surveillance to remove the fears of the international community."

Concerns over Iran's nuclear program were heightened last week after the UN nuclear agency -- the IAEA -- circulated a report saying Iran plans to resume large-scale production of material to enrich uranium. This is a process that can help the development of nuclear weapons.

Iran says its nuclear program is aimed at the peaceful production of electricity.