President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called on the UN nuclear agency to compensate Iran for suspending its nuclear activities since 2003, state television reported Tuesday.
Ahmadinejad made the call shortly before the International Atomic Energy Agency began a second day of talks in Vienna that will include Iran's nuclear program.
The meeting is expected to file a report on Iran to the UN Security Council, which has the power to impose sanctions on the country.
"The IAEA now has to compensate Iran for causing damage to the development of its science, technology and economy" due to the suspension of nuclear activities, the television quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.
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