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President: West uses Iran nuclear issue as a pretext

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, June 7, IRNA -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that western states use Iran’s nuclear issue as a political pretext.

President Ahmadinejad told a press conference that presently there is no technical problem with Iran’s nuclear program.

It should be noted that Iran’s nuclear issue comprises three fully apart sections: one of them is the technical and technological section which is rapidly moving ahead. “The centrifuges are working and new generations of the centrifuges are on the way and our researches are still going on… All these are due to the efforts of Iranian scientists.”

The other part, he added, is the legal section and “legally speaking, we are moving in line with the law. Iran has had the highest cooperation with the IAEA and all activities are on the basis of the law. There is yet a political section.
What are these days discussed concern the political section of the case. The political section and discussions too have almost nothing to do with the nuclear case and the nuclear issue is only as a pretext for them.”

The point is the West’s enmity with the independence and progress of nations, he said, adding that the West, specifically the US and its allies, do not wish to see any nation is independent.

Elsewhere in the interview, President Ahmadinejad said the Islamic Republic of Iran has always been ready for cooperation.



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