Use of nuclear energy natural right of countries: Moussa
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
United Nations, New York, IRNA
Secretary-General of the Arab League Amr Moussa said on Friday that peaceful use of nuclear energy is a natural right of all countries including Iran.
In a meeting with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of the 60th regular session of the UN General Assembly, Moussa stressed that Iran has the right to possess peaceful nuclear energy.
He outlined Iraq developments and ties between Iranians and Arabs and voiced his concerns about insecurity in Iraq.
Ahmadinejad briefed Moussa on Iran's stance on nuclear energy issue, saying, "The Iranian nation needs no nuclear weapons because it has proved it has potentials to safeguard its security and independence without any nuclear weapons. "The Iranian nation's victory during the eight-year imposed war proved this."
He added, "Based on the Supreme Leader's order, production of nuclear weapons is religiously forbidden.
"The Islamic Republic is a political and cultural power. The Iranian government will achieve its real strength by relying on the resolute will of its hard-trying nation."
The Iranian president added, "The present century belongs to nations. The Islamic Republic knows such a reality. "Iran intends to gain access to nuclear fuel cycle."
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