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President: Iran insists on right to peaceful use of nuclear energy

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 6, IRNA
Iran-New Zealand-Message
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here Tuesday said Iran insists on its inalienable right to make use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes as a clear example of equal rights of human beings.

Ahmadinejad made the remark in a message he send to New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark in reply to the latter's message of congratulation on his landslide victory in the 9th presidential election on June 24 in Iran.

"The Islamic Republic as one of the first states to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Safeguard Agreement and as an active member of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Disarmament Conference asks for complete implementation of the NPT with no discrimination," Ahmadinejad said.

He added further promotion of ties between Tehran and Wellington can set a pattern for Pacific and Middle Eastern countries to follow suit.

The president hoped both sides would witness promotion of cooperation with regard to the two countries' considerations in issues of mutual interests.

"The Islamic Revolution of Iran was formed based on attention to human rights. Iran, as the symbol of democracy in the region, has concerns over ignoring the equal rights of human beings in any parts of the world.

"Iran is worried about ignoring rights of religious minorities particularly Muslims in certain countries," he further said.

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