US scenario on Sierra Leonean agent selling Iran yellow cake is a joke: Boroujerdi

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News ID: 1957
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 14:01 - 24 August 2013
Tehran, YJC. Head of Majlis National Security has refuted allegations about a Sierra Leonean agent selling Iran yellow cake.

In an interview with Islamic Consultative Assembly News Agency (ICANA), Alaeddin Boroujerdi pointed to the allegations by US officials concerning the arrest of a Sierra Leonean citizen on charges on having tried to sell Iran yellow cake "The allegation that US officials have made rather resembles a joke than reality. Yellow cake is much different from breakfast cake. You cannot place it in your shoe heel and carry it from country to country.”

Some Western media claimed that a Sierra Leonean had been arrested in JFK’s terminal while attempting deals in transferring uranium to Iran.

Boroujerdi, Boroujerd representative to the Majlis, maintained that Iran does not need to import yellow cake and asserted "Iran is a producer of yellow cake, so the allegation is brought up in order to influence the Iran-5+1 negotiations under the new administration.”

He prohibited US officials from creating an anti-Iranian atmosphere and said "Instead of building a psychological atmosphere, Washington may use the opportunity come by the new Iranian government to look for constructive negotiations in order to end the Iranian nuclear issue.”

Head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Majlis also pointed to statements by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) that part of the Parchin site has been asphalted and said "The agency investigators have regularly visited the Parchin site and affirmed that there is no problem with the site. The allegations are a link in the chain for building an anti-Iranian vibe.”

ISIS had recently claimed that recent satellite images indicate changes in the Parchin military site.

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