Speaking on CNN on April 2, Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh, Iran's ambassador to the IAEA, said the more the Security Council is involved, the worse the situation will become. He said confrontation must be prevented.
The Security Council last week unanimously adopted a statement calling on Iran to freeze its uranium-enrichment work.
Soltaniyeh said Tehran does not intend to use its enrichment program for atomic bombs and that it is open to negotiation to resolve the dispute.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said today that Washington remains "committed" to pursuing a diplomatic solution to the crisis.
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A demonstration in support of Iran's nuclear program outside the Isfahan uranium-conversion facility in Isfahan in January (epa)
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