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West resorting to nuclear pretext to exert hegemony over Iran - Ahmadinejad

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Kuala Lumpur, May 12, IRNA
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in his last meeting with Indonesian Parliament Speaker and a number of parliamentarians that the West is resorting to nuclear pretext in a bid to exert its hegemony over Iran.

Elaborating on Iran's reasons behind its insistence to keep its nuclear technology, President Ahmadinejad reiterated, "If the nuclear energy is beneficial, our right to take advantage of it, too, should be recognized, and if it is hazardous, why then the Western powers are taking broad advantage of it?"
The Iranian political leader whose remarks were applauded by the Indonesian lawmakers, added, "The Western countries are not truly worried about deviation of Iran's nuclear programs from their peaceful purposes and their claim in that respect is a big lie."
He added, "They are the first ones that have deviated in from peaceful purposes in that path, and if justice is to be applied, they should be punished for having done so before any other country." Ahmadinejad said, "They still keep compiling nuclear weapons in their arsenals and conduct nuclear tests, despite treaties against doing so, which are clear reasons why they have deviated in their usage of the nuclear energy."
Elaborating on the current status of the world, The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran added, "Today is the day for the reign of the world nations, and for the materialization of their ideals." Ahmadinejad concluded his remarks by announcing that Tehran considers no limits for expanding comprehensive ties with Indonesia, stressing, "Strong Tehran-Jakarta ties would be to the benefit of the entire Islamic World."
According to IRNA reporter accompanying the presidential delegation in this visit, the Indonesian Parliament Speaker Agung Laxuno, too, in his address recognized Iran's absolute right to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Laxuno added, "Indonesia, too, is facing an energy shortage now, and Jakarta is, therefore, considering taking advantage of the nuclear energy."
A number of Indonesian MPs, too, in their addresses, while supporting Iran's wise stands on its nuclear dossier, announced their backing for Tehran in that respect.


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