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Ahmadinejad: Nothing can stop nation from its legal nuclear right

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Arak, Markazi (central) prov, May 17, IRNA
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Wednesday that nothing can stop the Iranian nation from its legal right to access nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Speaking at a gathering of people in the provincial capital of Arak, in his 13th provincial tour, the chief executive said that the nation will not accept any suspension, given that unfortunately its acceptance three years ago resulted in a bitter memory, which was recorded in the national history.

"We have so far been complying with all relevant laws and those accusing us of violating laws should themselves act according to laws as a first step," added the president.

He called on the global arrogance not to behave in such a manner as to make other governments and nations which have signed NPT as well as those intending to access peaceful nuclear energy stop joining and cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

"The enemies believe that the Iranian nation needs them to make progress in scientific, industrial and agricultural fields, while this is not true," he added.

Ahmadinejad said that the Iranians call for nothing beyond their legal rights, adding that according to NPT, Iran just expects extension of its rights.

"The enemies should know that any decision disregarding the right of the Iranian nation will not be officially recognized. They should be aware that their call for suspension of the country's enrichment process will be dismissed," said the president.

He added that the West should learn a lesson from the history, given that the prospect of disregard for the nations' rights is not promising.

"They expect us to suspend our nuclear fuel cycle to enable them find out whether there has been any deviation from peaceful path in our nuclear activities. In response to such a call, we have told them to suspend the fuel cycles of all other countries having access to it," he said.

Concerning his letter to the US President George W. Bush, he said that in it he spoke on behalf of the people of Iran and nations of the world's five continents, adding that he mainly aimed to invite the US president to follow the path of prophets.

"The problem facing the world of today is that the global powers and some countries have refused to respect the cultures of prophets, monotheism, abide by divine laws, justice, benevolence, peace, affection and kindness," said Ahmadinejad.

The president pointed to the history as a mirror showing the oppressors' destiny and said, "Oppressors are those who have deviated from the divine path and they are doomed to end up facing a disastrous destiny."

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