| GEO World|
| Tehran dismisses Mullenís allegations|
| Updated at: 0412 PST, Tuesday, March 03, 2009|
TEHRAN: Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi on Monday dismissed claims about Iranís nuclear program by a U.S. military official, insisting that ďatomic bomb has no place in Iranís defense approach.Ē
U.S. Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told media on Sunday that he believed Iran had enough fissile nuclear material for an atomic bomb.
"All these statements regarding the production of a nuclear bomb are very baseless," Qashqavi told a regular news briefing.
The spokesman said anyone who has the most rudimentary knowledge of nuclear technology understands that Iranís nuclear activities are intended for civilian uses.
"It is baseless from a technical point of view and has propaganda connotations," he explained.
He said Iran is a signatory to Non-Proliferation Treaty and all its nuclear activities are monitored by the IAEA cameras and that Iran enriches uranium only up to four percent purity.
"We are controlled by cameras in regard to the amount and level of uranium enrichment." he added urging the Board of Governors at the International Atomic Energy Agency not to be influenced by political propaganda.
The 35-member IAEA Board of Governors started its meeting on Monday in Vienna to discuss issues including Iran's nuclear program. It is the first meeting since the change of president in the United States.