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President criticizes plan to deploy missile shield in Turkey

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Oct 5, IRNA -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the main goal of NATO to deploy Missile Defense Shield in Turkey is to defend the Zionist regime.

He added he had told Turkish officials that this act of NATO is not in their benefit, because they ( NATO) do not like regional countries to achieve progress.

In his live interview with Iranian television channel 2, the president said that occupation of other territories and efforts to save the Zionist regime are two characteristics of NATO actions and reminded that NATO presence in Afghanistan and Libya is to change people movements in direction of their interests.

He continued that the aim of deployment of missile defense shield was to defend the Zionist regime and this is an act against Iran, so that Iranian missiles cannot reach the Zionist regime.

These countries are making mistake in defending the Zionist regime, because the regime would not stay long.

President Obama allocated two and half pages of his eight-page speech at the United Nations to support the regime, a regime that nobody wants it, the president said.

Concerning Iran's nuclear program, the president said that it contain two sections, one generating electricity and second using peaceful uranium enrichment in the sectors of industry, agriculture and medical sciences.

'Upon our program, Iran should generate 20,000 mega watts of electricity in the next 15 years, and by commissioning Bushehr power plant we generate only 1,000 mega watts.'

He underlined that Iran is determined to generate 20,000 mega watts of electricity.

Ahmadinejad noted that since a western country did not fulfill its obligations to commission the Bushehr power plant, the work lasted so long.

He added that uranium enrichment has 16 to 17 cases of applicability in industry, agriculture and medicine, and we hopes to be able to use all these applicabilities in Iran.

The president said that Iran has commissioned plant to enrich uranium 20 percent, although, economically, it is not beneficial and also it has no customer to export, but because of western countries behavior to avoid selling it to us, we were pushed to produce it ourselves.

He added that Tehran Reactor needs 100 to 150 kilograms of 20 percent enriched uranium for 10 to 15 years, and if we could receive the amount, we do not need to produce it.

They were trying to pretend that Iran, by enriching 20 percent uranium, is following a program to build an atomic bomb, but with our response that we are ready to stop enrichment in case of receiving the enriched uranium for Tehran Reactor, their claim proved to be baseless.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30595794

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