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Europe's implementation of NPT, best incentive for Iran: President

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 14, IRNA
Iran-D 8-President
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Sunday morning that implementation of Articles 2 and 4 of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) by Europe would be the best incentive for Iran.

Ahmadinejad made the remark while speaking to reporters at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport upon return from his five-day official visit to Indonesia.

"Any proposal that will oblige Iran to halt peaceful nuclear activities has no credit," he said in response to a question on news about new incentives of Europe and West for Iran to abandon uranium enrichment.

"We are surprised that some individuals intend to decide for us in our absence. They are still living in a colonial era and their decisions have no value for us.

"We do not know why they are against Iran's scientific progress.

It is obvious that our scientific progress is very important and considerable," he added.

He stressed that such proposals in the absence of Iran will be meaningless, saying, "When we are not present at discussions, such decisions will have no meaning."
Asked about his letter to US President George W Bush and receiving no response, Ahmadinejad said, "The letter had two important points.

It included a list of problems that human society is currently faced with. Every one who reads the letter, will find out root-causes of those problems.

"The second point was that messages of Holy Prophets have been mentioned in the letter. It was an invitation to follow up the path of Holy Prophets and provided a historical opportunity for its receiver."
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