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Iran warns on IAEA cooperation after nuclear resolution

Iran said IAEA should not expect Iran to continue cooperation after the resolution over its atomic programme.

india Updated: Dec 24, 2006 14:27 IST

The UN nuclear watchdog should not expect Iran to continue cooperation "at the same level" after the Security Council's sanctions resolution over its atomic programme, the foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

"The resolution is contrary to legal principles," Mohammad Ali Hosseini told reporters.

"Therefore, it should not be expected that we will continue our work with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the same level.

"As the time passes, we will inform people about our decisions and it will be based on our national interest," he added.

Hosseini did not specify what cooperation could be cut, but Iranian lawmakers have already warned that Tehran could limit UN inspections of its nuclear sites after the resolution.

First Published: Dec 24, 2006 14:27 IST