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Major cleric says Iranians are mobilized to access nuclear energy

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, March 9, IRNA
Iran-Friday Prayers-Jannati
Tehran's substitute Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said Iranian people and scientists have been mobilized to access peaceful nuclear energy and will never retreat from their decision.

Speaking to thousands of worshipers at Tehran University campus, Jannati said, "Iranian people in their Bahman 22 (February 11, 2007) rallies had a united slogan which was 'Down with US' and ' Nuclear energy is our inalienable right'.

He added the US is trying hard for issuing a resolution against Iran at the UN Security Council and is also doing its utmost to make the world society pessimistic towards Iran through launching a sychological war.

He went on to say, "Violation of human rights and lack of democracy are among other US accusations against Iran and Washington is trying to cause disunity through such claims."

US has failed in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Palestine and its policies in the Middle East was a fiasco, and it is trying to cover up these failures, Ayatollah Jannati said.

"Some people say Shia Muslims are killing Sunnis in Iraq," Jannati said, adding,"I must say it is neither Shia nor Sunni Muslims, but such actions are being done in Iraq with support of the US and UK and in the name of fighting against terrorism."

Concerning a meeting recently held in Pakistan attended by some Muslim countries, Ayatollah Jannati said it was a wonder and the representatives from the attending countries just disgraced themselves.

"They did not even condemn the Zionists for destroying al-Aqsa Mosque," Ayatollah Jannati said.

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