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Ahmadinejad: Iran's nuclear achievement not an affront to any nation

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Baku, May 5, IRNA
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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here on Friday that Iranian nation's strength and scientific achievements are in service of regional and global peace and tranquility and are not an affront to any nation.

Ahmadinejad told the ninth ECO summit, "Unfounded allegations of the world's bullying powers will not have a mere effect on the will of Iranian nation in its endeavor to move in the path for progress and prosperity."
He said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran wants peace and calm based on monotheism, justice and human dignity worldwide." The president went on to say that Iran is keen to continue the path to production of nuclear fuel for its powerplants in line with the international regulations and under supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency. "The Islamic Republic of Iran considers the big (nuclear) achievement belonging to all the regional states and the world of Islam," said the Iranian top executive official.

Ahmadinejad went on to say that Iran has based its regional policy on helpful extensive economic cooperation, on restoration of peace, security and welfare as well as on confidence-building with all the neighboring and regional states.

Iran's calls for expansion of bilateral and multilateral ties and for promotion of such regional organizations as the ECO in line with common interests are instances of such a policy pursued by Tehran, said Ahmadinejad, adding that Iran is ready for close cooperation with all the regional states to that end.

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