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UN finds no evidence Iran seeks nuclear arms: Rouhani

Published on Mar 2, 2014 9:01 PM

TEHRAN (AFP) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that despite "thousands of hours" of inspection, the UN's atomic watchdog has found no evidence of military objectives in Iran's nuclear drive.

His remarks came on the eve of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) board of governors meeting in Vienna, on the sidelines of which Iran will hold expert-level talks with world powers.

Western powers "all know that nuclear science in Iran follows a peaceful path", Mr Rouhani said in a speech broadcast on state television.

"The agency has conducted thousands of hours of inspection, and announced it has not found any diversion from the peaceful use (of nuclear technology) to military purposes."

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