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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Russian senior official: Peaceful nuclear energy inalienable right of Iran

Chairman of Russian Federation Council said using nuclear energy for peaceful goals is Iran's inalienable right.

According to the Ria-Novosti ( A Russian News Agency), Sergei Mironev, who is in Jerusalem to attend 60th anniversary of establishment of the Zionist regime in occupied Palestine, told reporters on Wednesday, "Iran as an independent country has the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful goals under control of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)."

Underscoring Russian stance on the issue, Mironev said production of atomic weapons by Iran is impossible and continued, "We believe Iran's access to the weapon is very dangerous."
Concerning Russia-Iran nuclear cooperation, he said the cooperation has no danger regarding expansion of nuclear weapons and is continuing under full observation of international standards.

He added, "Russia is obliged to its commitments on Iran until Iran is committed to the IAEA control standards and there would be no danger in this concern."
The Federation Council is the upper chamber of the Federal Assembly and consists of 178 deputies.

(Source: Islamic Republic News Agency)


Anonymous said...

The neo-conservatives are always mentioning how Iran signed the nuclear non-proliferation agreement.

But the other side of that deal is that western nations would transfer peaceful nuclear technology to the country. Which imo they have failed to do.


Alexandra Prokopenko said...

That is the dilemma of inequality in relation to countries that do not belong to the Western world - they are object to massive obligations but when it comes to obligations for the West, seems as they take it veeery easy.