Ahmadi-Nejad: Iran to declare nuclear victory
Iran-UN, Politics, 1/6/2007
There seems to be a determined will in Iran on a strong position in support of the nuclear program, but the issue of withdrawing from the International Atomic Energy Agency agency (IAEA) is less clear.
The IAEA issue, which is seen by some as simply serving western interests and being a hindrance instead of help to Iran in developing nuclear science and industry, is being considered in light of the role that it has played.
"Despite objections about the IAEA's function, Majlis does not agree to leaving the NPT and if it had been in favor of it, the issue would have been raised at the Majlis open session in the form of a bill," said head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Ala'eddin Boroujerdi in an interview today.
Boroujerdi said the attitude of pulling out of the NPT is witnessed in different ranks of the society and is not exclusive to the Majlis. "Of course one can not deprive individuals of freedom of opinion; all Iranian citizens are entitled to express and write their national and political points of view," he added.
He said that the Majlis is sensitive towards the nuclear issue and thus far has ratified four approvals in that respect.
"It is important for lawmakers to be able to defend Iranians' rights as enshrined in the NPT," he added.
IAEA's confirmation that there is no diversion in Iran's nuclear activities serve as a good testimony to the peacefulness of the program, he added.
He said the UNSC had passed the anti-Iran resolution not based on diversion but based on possibility of diversion, which is
He reiterated that the West, especially the US, should accept the reality that Iran possesses nuclear technology and the way to face the reality is not political pressure, issuance of resolution and even military action.
Nuclear technology in Iran is indigenous and hundreds of nuclear scientists are involved in the field, so the science cannot be removed, he added.
"We have been in sanctions over the past 27 years; our nuclear and missile technologies advanced during sanctions," said Boroujerdi, criticizing the US for having 110 nuclear power stations and for its plans to build 10 more such stations.
He ruled out the assumption that Iran has no right to have fuel because it has no power plant.
He said Iran's Atomic Energy Organization has put construction of 20 power plants on tender. "If the West is sincere, it should contribute to the construction of the power plants."
He added that it is a question for Iran that westerners insist the country should not have nuclear knowledge.
He then criticized Russia and China for their votes in favor of the anti-Iran resolution and said, "We expect Moscow and Beijing to show more strength, power and independence in that respect. They are expected to use their veto power as a show of their independence and political strength as the US has repeatedly done so in the case of the Zionist Regime, which is pursuing very tyrannical policies."
Head of the Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) Reza Aqazadeh said Thursday that Iran's general policies is not to sever ties with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), saying "We are to rationally follow up our activities and continue cooperation with IAEA."
High ranking officials have decided to continue cooperation with IAEA at present, he said.
A revising committee has been formed under supervision of Supreme National Security Council to study the prospects of cooperation with IAEA, he said.
The revising committee is to draw up a time table for inspections to be conducted by IAEA inspectors from Iran's nuclear sites, he said. Iran's nuclear activities are of peaceful nature and are within NPT, he underlined.
An Iranian parliament deputy today said that making any hasty decision on Iran's peaceful nuclear case would not be in the country's interests.
Rapporteur of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazem Jalali pointed to measures adopted by certain Western states to force Iran to make a hasty decision on its nuclear case, saying, "Any decision on the nuclear issue should be made with no sentiments and in a calm atmosphere.
"Western states intend to convince the world that Iran has violated international regulations by obliging the country's officials to make hasty decisions while the issue is not true."
He said Iran should not let different fronts engage in activities that are against the country on international scenes, stressing all potentials of the country should be at the service of nuclear diplomacy.
"At the current juncture, a wise and rational attitude will be effective in Iran's interaction with the international community," the MP said.
"Peaceful use of nuclear energy is the Iranian nation's inalienable right. Iran is seriously determined to pursue and safeguard its right within frameworks of international regulations.
"Iran welcomes negotiations to attain its goals," he stated.
Jalali assessed as "illegal and unfair" the Resolution 1737 adopted by the UN Security Council on December 23 against Iran's peaceful nuclear activities and stressed that sending Iran's nuclear dossier to the Security Council was illegitimate.
Parliament deputy from Shirvan city Hossein Afarideh today said that Resolution 1737 adopted by the UN Security Council on December 23 against Iran's peaceful nuclear activities had no legal and technical bases, saying the resolution was passed under the US pressure to annoy Iran.
"Iran is the only country that acts independently and is not under influence of Europe and US arrogance," he said.
He stressed Iran's right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and said, "We should make decision on nuclear issue wisely with no haste.
"The global arrogance should know that the Iranian nation will resist strongly to achieve its inalienable demands," Afarideh said.
Iran's Substitute Friday prayers leader of Tehran Hojjatoleslam Ahmad Khatami said that Americans should know access to peaceful nuclear technology is a national resolve.
"Americans should know that access to peaceful nuclear technology is the joint call of the Iranian nation; Americans will not be able to confront the national will," said Hojjatoleslam Khatami, who is also an Experts Assembly member, in his first Friday prayers sermon to large groups of worshipers in Tehran University campus on Friday.
Hojjatoleslam Khatami assured the audience that officials will act wisely and logically in that concern as they have thus far done so. The cleric harshly criticized the UN Security Council for its anti-Iran resolution 1737 and said, "The anti-Iranian resolution is really a psychological operation against Iran before being an executive resolution."
Referring to a clause of the resolution which bans shipment of nuclear and missile equipment to Iran, Hojjatoleslam Khatami said, "Iran has not received the equipment from you; the technology of Iran is domesticated and you can not take any measure (against the country) in that concern."
Iran's Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Ali Larijani wound up his two-day visit to China Friday evening. The two sides also discussed Iran's peaceful nuclear case.
Briefing the Chinese official on the latest developments in Iran's nuclear activities, Larijani underscored the peaceful nature of the country's nuclear program.
During their three-hour meeting, the two sides also talked about energy security in the Persian Gulf region.
In their meetings with the Iranian chief nuclear negotiator, the Chinese officials underlined the need to resolve Iran's nuclear issue through diplomatic channels.
The SNSC secretary had paid a visit to China on January 26, 2006.
He said that the United States had better end acting based on double standards in various fields.
Secretary of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani said at a press conference, comprised of Chinese and foreign media correspondents, "If the Americans are truly after the establishment of global peace, the first thing they would have to do is to end observing double standards."
He made the comment in response to a question in which the reporter had quoted the US President George W. Bush as saying that peace cannot be achieved resorting to nuclear weapons.
Iranian President's special envoy once again evaluated the US threats and UN sanctions "quite futile" in Iran's ever onward progress toward advancement in various fields, including in modern
He added, "We are not worried about sanctions as we have been proceeding with out objectives during the past twenty seven years despite all pressures and sanctions.
In response to a question on Israel's threats against Iran he said, "Under such conditions that the Prime Minister of the Zionist regime explicitly confesses that that regime is equipped with nuclear weapons the UN Security Council should logically condemn that regime."
A reporter asked, "A US research institute has predicted that Iran's oil exports would end by the year 2015. Is that the reason why Tehran is persistently pursuing its nuclear program?"
Larijani replied, "Such comments are all results of US miscalculations, and such miscalculations have resulted in engagement of the Americans in pursuing warmonger policies in the region, and creating lots of problems."
He emphasized, "Iran's oil exports have not be decreased and they would not be decreased either, but all the same, we would be in dire need of taking advantage of new sources of energy in the future."
Larijani said Iran is still committed to the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
"We are still committed to the NPT, but if we would be further threatened our conditions, too, would be subject to alterations," said Larijani in a press conference here on Friday.
Larijani made the remark when asked whether Iran
intends to end its NPT membership.
He said, "We consider the NPT as a satisfactory international law, although today this treaty is not implemented based on the rules of justice."
He said, "All the same, we are determined to pursue our peaceful nuclear program in the framework of the international rules and regulations, including the NPT."
In reply to another question on objectives of his China visit, Larijani said, "Following President Ahmadi-Nejad's June state visit of China and his meeting with his Chinese counterpart it was necessary to follow up the objectives of their agreements, including further expansion of bilateral ties, which is the reason why I am here." He added, "In my meetings with Chinese officials so far we have also exchanged ideas on nuclear and regional issues."
A reporter asked whether in his meeting with President Hu Jintao Larijani had also discussed the recent anti-Iran UNSC resolution, to which China and Russia, too, have for the first time voted positively.
Larijani replied, "We know which country is the main initiator of that move and we know this process would not lead to any tangible results, since it is faced with numerous problems."
He once again stressed the Iranian nation's absolute right to have access to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, arguing, "The Islamic Republic of Iran would pursue its nuclear program based on regulations of the IAEA.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad said yesterday that Iran will celebrate its nuclear victory soon and is not ready to give up its rights even one iota.
He said that Iran insists on right to pursue peaceful nuclear technology.
"The IAEA is obliged to help its member states to develop peaceful nuclear technology and nuclear fuel," stressed the president.
He added the member states "in return have undertaken not to divert from from peaceful activities and not to produce nuclear weapons."
President Ahmadinejad expressed regret that despite being one of the first members of the IAEA, Iran has not yet received "any legal, technical or scientific assistance" from the agency.
"They (the IAEA) have not even provided the Iranian nation with a formula or a scientific hint and instead have been creating obstacles from the outset by providing corrupt and anti-Iran powers with false information in order to prevent Iranians' progress," complained the president.
Addressing the IAEA officials, he said, "The policy you have adopted would result in indignation and hostility and would encourage violation of laws at the international scene.
"Such unfair treatments of the IAEA would cause other
countries either not to become a member of the international organization or to revise their membership."
Stressing that such treatment would encourage countries to "act clandestinely," the president said, "When they react to overt activities of (member) countries like this, the message their treatment gives to other countries would be that they (other countries) should not join the agency."
Pointing to enemies' opposition to Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, the president underlined that the bullying powers plan to dominate the world but to no avail. "Iranian nation will never succumb to any pressure."
He said the "stupid" enemies are using propaganda and force against Iran due to its peaceful nuclear program irrespective of the fact that the vigilant Iranian nation is aware of their plots and will by no means surrender to their bullying.
"Your servants have today stood powers, relying on your unity and endeavors and on God's mercy and by following supreme jurisprudence; we will soon celebrate final victory in nuclear domain and will not give up our rights even one iota," said Ahmadi-Nejad in an address to a group of locals on Friday.
The president reiterated that Iranians will stand against all bullies by relying on god and will not backdown. He said, "The one following supreme jurisprudence does not fear any power but God."
The day before that he had said "ill-wishers of the Islamic system cannot impede progress of the Iranian nation by issuing useless resolutions."
On Wesnesday, President Ahmadi-Nejad said that Iran has access to full nuclear fuel cycle and that it is expected to start production of nuclear fuel for industrial use in the near future, adding "The Iranians are determined to achieve peaks of success and defend its interests powerfully."
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