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    "If sanctions are imposed on Iran, then we will suspend our relations with the IAEA," said Ali Larijani, the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council said.

    TEHRAN, April 25 (RIA Novosti)-Iran will cut off its relations with the International Atomic Energy Agency if the UN Security Council imposes sanctions against it, Tehran's top nuclear negotiator said Tuesday.

    "If sanctions are imposed on Iran, then we will suspend our relations with the IAEA," said Ali Larijani, the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council said.

    Larijani also said that Iran would stop acting in a transparent manner over its nuclear programs if it is attacked.

    "If the USA attacks Iran's nuclear facilities, we will stop acting transparently in the nuclear field and continue covert nuclear work at other facilities," he said.

    "Iran's nuclear program cannot be stopped by force," Larijani said, adding that Iran was ready to act transparently in the nuclear field and favored the continuation of the negotiating process on the nuclear problem.

    He said Iran welcomed any constructive proposals, but Tehran did not intend to resume a moratorium on nuclear activities.

    "We are allergic to the word 'moratorium.' If someone explains to us why Iran should impose a moratorium, and why it is necessary, we will have no objections," the Security Council secretary said.

    "When we ask them (the West) why we should do that, they cannot provide an answer," he said.

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