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Iran's N-plan progressing under NPT: Iranian envoy

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, May 18, IRNA
Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mohammad Ibrahim Taherian on Thursday said his country wanted to make progress on its nuclear program within the framework of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

He made the remarks at a meeting with Pakistan Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Mushahid Hussain Syed at the latter's chamber in Parliament House.

Some other members of the committee also attended the meeting.

Mushahid, who is also secretary-general of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League, said that President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz had repeatedly said that it was Iran's right to make use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

We want peace in the region, stability and security being the need of all countries in this part of the world, he maintained.

He said that Pakistan stood for a negotiated settlement of the Iranian issue.

Reciprocating his views, the Iranian envoy thanked the government of Pakistan and the committee chairman for his support, making it clear that his country wanted to benefit from nuclear technology by adhering to NPT regulations.

Iran's moves are in line with international laws, he said, adding that Iran desires peace and co-existence under the UN charter and world conventions.

He said his country will continue to face challenges posed by imperialist forces with the help and cooperation of its friends and achieve its targets.

The envoy contended that threats or pressure would never compel Iran to reverse its policies which it has declared to be for the welfare of its people.


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