Russian President Vladimir Putin says Iran is committed to its obligations under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and that there is no evidence for Westâ„¢s claims about the Islamic Republicâ„¢s nuclear energy program.
In an interview with Russia Today on Tuesday, Putin reiterated the peaceful nature of Iranâ„¢s nuclear energy program, citing a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
“I have no doubt that Iran is adhering to the rules in this area. Because there is no proof of the opposite,” the Russian president stated.
The United States, Israel, and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program and have used the unfounded accusation as a pretext to impose illegal sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Iran rejects the allegations, arguing that as a committed signatory to the NPT and a member of the IAEA, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
In addition, the IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iranâ„¢s nuclear facilities but has never found any evidence showing that Iranâ„¢s civilian nuclear program has been diverted to nuclear weapons production.
This article originally appeared on: Press TV