Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

President assures transparency of Iran's nuclear activities

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 26, IRNA
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday said that Iran's nuclear activities are transparent and no clandestine actions are underway, underlining that peace for all nations is the country's main goal.

The chief executive made the remark at the inaugural ceremony of a heavy water plant in the central provincial capital of Arak.

Stating that Iran does not withhold any information about its nuclear activities, the president said that the program mainly aims to promote public welfare and peace.

He hoped that all those who have claims on the issue, will also be transparent about their nuclear activities and open them to the public.

"Unfortunately, today most of those having claims about our nuclear activities are the first to oppose and violate peace. They are using all scientific achievements to their own benefits and in line with their political interests.

"Meanwhile, some powers attempt to manage world affairs in the light of threats," he added.

Ahmadinejad said that instead of producing nuclear weapons, it is better to use atomic energy to provide human welfare as well as promote peace, security and justice.

"I wonder why some parties attempt to keep this valuable energy in their own monopoly forever, while it should be availed to world nations to be used for human progress, welfare and health.

"All those reluctant to let the technology be used against nations should allow it to be at the service of human peace, progress of science, welfare and prosperity of the world people. Access to science should not be in the monopoly of global arrogance," he said.

The president said that all bullying countries will not let nuclear technology be used against nations and should keep their people informed on their nuclear installations, by letting them visit the relevant sites, just like plane and auto manufacturing plants.

Underlining that threat is the worst thing, given that it endangers human psychological security, he said that insecurity is the biggest challenge to peace and tranquility.

Ahmadinejad pointed to the presence of domestic and foreign reporters invited to visit Arak Heavy Water Plant and called on the officials in charge to invite foreign ambassadors in Iran and intellectuals tour the installation.


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