Rouhani says Iran will not accept nuclear apartheid

Eurasia News

TEHRAN: The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country will not accept nuclear apartheid but is willing to offer more transparency over its atomic activities.

“We have nothing to put on the table and offer to them but transparency. That’s it. Our nuclear technology is not up for negotiation,” Rouhani said referring to the West on state television.

“Iran will not retreat one step in the field of nuclear technology… we will not accept nuclear apartheid,” Rouhani said.

The experts from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold talks with Iranian officials on Monday ahead of a Thursday deadline for Tehran to implement a series of measures about its nuclear programme.

Iran says that it has already implemented the seven steps agreed by the two sides including access to two uranium sites, but the nuclear watchdog says it still needs more information.