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Iran won't accept nuclear restraints 'beyond IAEA rules'

Published on Aug 17, 2014 10:46 PM

TEHERAN (AFP) - Iran will reject any restraints on its nuclear operations outside the international rules set by the industry watchdog, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.

"We will only accept the legal controls of the IAEA within the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty," the president said during a visit by International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano.

"Any monitoring beyond those rules would be a precedent, against the interests of all developing countries," Mr Rouhani said.

Mr Amano made a lightning one-day visit to Teheran ahead of an Aug 25 deadline for Iran to answer decade-old allegations of past nuclear weapons research.

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