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Cleric: Access to peaceful nuclear energy is national resolve

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 5, IRNA
Substitute Friday prayers leader of Tehran Hojjatoleslam Ahmad Khatami said here that Americans should know access to peaceful nuclear technology is a national resolve.

"Americans should know that access to peaceful nuclear technology is the joint call of the Iranian nation; Americans will not be able to confront the national will," said Hojjatoleslam Khatami, who is also an Experts Assembly member, in his first Friday prayers sermon to large groups of worshipers in Tehran University campus on Friday.

Hojjatoleslam Khatami assured the audience that officials will act wisely and logically in that concern as they have thus far done so.

He said wisdom, logic and national interest have the first say in Tehran's nuclear policy.

The cleric harshly criticized the UN Security Council for its anti-Iran resolution 1737 and said, "The anti-Iranian resolution is really a psychological operation against Iran before being an executive resolution."

Referring to a clause of the resolution which bans shipment of uclear and missile equipment to Iran, Hojjatoleslam Khatami said, "Iran has not received the equipment from you; the technology of Iran is domesticated and you can not take any measure (against the country) in that concern."

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