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Iran assures regional states of its peaceful N-activities: Asefi

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 8, IRNA
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi here Monday said Iran has done its best to boost confidence among regional governments and nation in its peaceful nuclear activities.

Asefi made the remark while speaking to IRNA in a reaction to recent remark by the United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan.

Al-Nahayan, addressing a summit of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) held in Riyadh on Saturday, claimed that the world was concerned about Iran's Bushehr power plant and called on Iran to build confidence on its peaceful nuclear activities.

"Today's visit by Iranian Foreign Minister (Manouchehr Mottaki) to Bahrain and recent visit by Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani to Abu Dhabi and Dubai as well as recent visit by Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani to Tehran were the latest efforts made in this regard," Asefi said.

He expressed hope full support of regional states for Iran's inalienable right to peaceful use of nuclear technology would protect the region from adventurism of countries outside the region.

Asefi hoped governments and nations would prepare ground for increasing welfare, tranquility, stability and security in the region.


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