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Khatami: Iran under political pressure because of its N-program

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Kuwait, May 29, IRNA
Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami here on Monday said political pressures are being exerted on Iran because of its nuclear activities.

Khatami, who is currently in Kuwait, told reporters that the mounting pressures on the country because of its peaceful nuclear program and despite its being a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is "surprising."

He said that Iran's nuclear case should be settled through negotiation and within the framework of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) rules and regulations.

Khatami, who heads the International Center for Dialogue among Civilizations and Cultures, said the crisis created in the region over Iran's peaceful nuclear activities will not benefit any side involved in the issue including those creating the crisis.

Underlining the need to maintain the region's security and stability, he said regional stability can only be defended through unity and friendship among all regional states.

Khatami arrived here Sunday for a four-day visit during which he is scheduled to meet with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah, attend a session of the Islamic Bank as well as address a gathering at a cultural center here.


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