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Iranian leader asks for trust from EU on nuclear program

RIA Novosti

19/08/2005 16:25

TEHERAN, August 19 (RIA Novosti, Stanislav Khamidov) - Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khameini appealed to the European Union Friday to create an atmosphere of trust in the talks on Iran's nuclear program. "Iran's policy on developing peaceful nuclear technology is based on dialogue and is built through a mutual understanding and a strengthening of trust," Khameini said.

"Of course, trust should come from both sides, so the European Troika [Britain, France, and Germany] must take active measures, and on our part we will respond with trust," he said.

Khameini defended Iran's position and reiterated the country's position on outside force.

"The Islamic Republic has not breached any international obligations, or bilateral or multilateral agreements," he said. "We have repeatedly said that the Iranian nation will not tolerate any force from outside."

Khameini said there is no possibility for creating nuclear weapons in Iran and sharply criticized "propaganda" from the U.S. and other Western countries over the issue.

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