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Iran favors dialogue, president says in press conference

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, May 13, IRNA
Bali Summit-President-Press Conference
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in Bali on Saturday that Iran is in favor of dialogue with all countries, except the Zionist regime, and wisdom does not call for compromising legitimate rights.

He told a press conference at the venue of the Fifth Summit of Eight Developing Nations, known as D-8, that every nation sets condition for dialogue. "If they wanted to fly an airplane full of bombs overhead and say okay, let's go on with dialogue, we will not accept."
Asked to comment on Iranian nuclear program, President Ahmadinejad said that Iran has a transparent program to produce nuclear energy.

"If someone claims that it is not so, they should bring evidence (to support it). They do not like to respect the legitimate rights of the Iranians as enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). They have lost temperament."
He said that his letter to US President George W. Bush was on the basis of modern literature of promoting justice and religious values.

"The letter was somewhat a call for lofty teachings of holy prophets (peace be upon them), peace and tranquility on the basis of divine religions," he said.

"Today, people are embracing religions and irrespective of what the big powers want, the international community is moving toward truth and divine values."
He said that the big powers are suffering from self complacency and they are annoyed with the mankind resolve to uphold their legitimate rights.

On export of Iranian oil to the countries advocating liberalism, he said that Iran observes justice in dealing with other nations and neither accepts to be subject to oppression nor impose oppression on others.

On the World Trade Organization (WTO), he said that it is an international organization and if it takes unjust actions, it would be doomed.

He lauded the success of the Bali Summit and said that it has been a step forward, because cooperation of all countries is an inevitable necessity.

Ahmadinejad thanked the leaders of Eight Developing Nations for supporting Iranian nuclear program to produce nuclear energy during his talks with them at the venue of the Summit.

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