Government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham (file photo) (Fars)
January 23, 2006 -- Iran says it is still cooperating with the UN nuclear watchdog, a day after the country announced that it is barring 38 UN inspectors from working in Iran.
Government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham today said Tehran has no problems in connection with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and that "the IAEA's activities in Iran go on."
Iran's parliament voted to "revise its cooperation" with the IAEA after the UN Security Council imposed sanctions on Iran in December over its nuclear program.
The IAEA said Iran's move does not handicap its monitoring of a plant where Iran plans soon to expand its output of nuclear fuel from an experimental to an industrial scale. The expansion is in defiance of the UN Security Council resolution on Iran's nuclear program.
The West accuses Iran of wanting to build nuclear weapons, while Tehran insists it aims only to generate electricity.