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No int'l law can bar Iran from pursuing a civilian N-program: MP

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Qom, May 20, IRNA
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Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said here Friday afternoon that no international law or regulation can bar Iran from pursuing a civilian nuclear program.

Addressing a national youth gathering in this city, 150 kilometers south of the capital Tehran, the MP reiterated Iran's firm determination "never to give up its nuclear activities," stressing that "uranium enrichment" is the red line which international organizations cannot pass.

Stressing that Iran, despite the relentless threats and pressures imposed on it to desist from its nuclear activities, has managed to to complete the nuclear c ycle, Boroujerdi informed it has now successfully enriched uranium beyond the initial four percent.

"Tehran is pursuing a nuclear program that is purely for civilian and peaceful purposes and proof of this is the fact that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) itself has not witnessed any diversion in its peaceful nuclear activities," said the MP.

He stressed that abandonment of Iran's peaceful nuclear program would violate its sovereignty and constitution.

Moreover, Boroujerdi called on Iranian non-governmental organizations to defend the country in its right to the pursuit of peaceful nuclear energy both at domestic and international arenas.

"The active presence of domestic NGOs in the political arena is one indication of the strong will of the nation to achieve development and progress," Boroujerdi said.

He then called on the nation to thwart US efforts to prevent Iran from progressing in every possible way.

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