"It’s a pity that the newspaper has published the false and repetitious claims raised by a terrorist group whose inhumane nature is clear to all, particularly to the American public opinion, and the falsehood of that group’s previous claims have been made public after a while,” Iran’s mission at the United Nations said on Wednesday.
The announcement followed the Washington Post’s publication of a report on Tuesday, quoting the exile group National Council of Resistance of Iran as claiming that Tehran is conducting secret research with the aim of developing nuclear weapons.
The group claimed Iran is conducting clandestine nuclear activities in the suburban area of Lavizan, Tehran.
The Iranian mission also decried the claim as "furious resort to falsification and dark propaganda” against Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program by the radical groups whose efforts to raise security concerns over Iran’s civilian nuclear activities have been of no avail.
It also stressed that Iran’s commitment to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and good cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have been acknowledged in the UN nuclear agency’s reports.