Iran prepared against aggression and will spread the pain
Iran-UN, Politics, 3/11/2006
Iran's Interior Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi today said that if the nuclear dossier turns out to be a political and security matter, Iran will not surrender its rights.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the ceremony, in which Tehran Municipality's accounting system was converted from cash into credit, he added that Iran has the privilege of possessing energy resources, domestic and regional consumers market for energy as well as the greatest and most sensitive route for energy transfer.
In response to a question about the high expenses Iran's enemies are going through to make the country's nuclear dossier a security and political matter and whether Iran intends to use oil as a tool, he added that once economic sanction is in question, the Iranian officials will do their best to make optimum use of the available facilities.
"Sanction is one of the issues brought up by the enemies. However, the international community will certainly suffer much more from the consequences of sanctions than the Iranian community. If they take other measures, we assure them that we have the potential to counteract, despite our reluctance to take such measures," added the minister.
About reporting the country's nuclear dossier to the UN Security Council, he said that people's say is of high importance.
"Once the nation is determined to have access to advanced nuclear technology and other fields of knowledge, as their representatives we have to serve them and pursue such a goal.
"We have taken strong steps to this end, while the report on Iran's nuclear issue has been drawn up to help our opponents and enemies take advantage of UN Security Council to convert it into a political and security case," he added.
Pour Mohammadi noted that "they are aware that the dossier is a purely technical, specialized and legal case. If it is to be treated as a political and security issue, the cost of its consequent impact upon the international community will be remarkably higher. Meanwhile, we agree that it will be costly to us as well," he said.
Stressing that the nation is prepared to go through the consequent expenses, he said that such a path will certainly be followed, despite having to pay for it.
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