In reaction to Iran’s objection to UN Secretary General’s recent remarks on the Islamic Republic, Ban Ki-Moon’s spokesman said that he has never stated that Iran would make nuclear bomb, Mehr news agency reported.
“The Secretary General has never accused Iran of making nuclear weapon,” the Kuwait News Agency KUNA quoted Martin Nesirky as saying, while rejecting the allegations.
Meanwhile, the US Washington Post, quoting UN Secretary General, wrote that “Iran has used negotiations as a covering for its making nuclear weapons,” and that “world powers should not waste time.”
However, Nesirky answered negatively when asked by the reporters whether the Secretary General would deny Washington Post interview, adding that “Washington Post interviewer has misquoted Moon’s remarks, and consequently, has rendered a distorted statement.”
Spokesman of UN Secretary General added that Ban had told the interviewer that world should not give so much time to Iranians, and waste time. World has seen what happened in North Korea.
Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to UN, Mohammad Khazaee, sent an official letter and expressed Iran’s discontent on Secretary’s recent Iran remarks in the interview posted by the Washington Post.
“If Washington Post report was true, it was very sorry that UN Secretary General had taken a position on Iran’s peaceful nuclear program contrary to his obvious international duties” Khazaee’s letter read.