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Iran rejects pressure over working with nuclear watchdog

Iran rejected Wednesday undue pressure from the US and Israel over its nuclear programme and warned it could be counterproductive to cooperation with the UN s nuclear watchdog. Tehran s ambassador to the International Atomic Agency (IAEA), Kazem Gharib Abadi, told a meeting of the agency s board of governors that recent statements by US officials and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amounted to a US-Israeli plot to put pressure on the agency and its inspection activities in Iran. Gharib Abadi told reporters that we interpret all these acts and activities as undue pressure on the agency . He said that any attempt to put the agency under pressure, would be counterproductive, both for the integrity and the credibility of the agency and also for... constructive, timely and proactive cooperation by Iran with the agency. Absolutely Iran will make its own reactions to these pressures, he added, without specifying what these would be. The row centres on the IAEA s call on .

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