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President: Iran is not seeking nuclear bomb

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Nov 26, IRNA -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said people of the world know that Iran is not seeking a nuclear bomb but added the way of making progress and reaching scientific peaks goes through nuclear technology.

In a live interview with Jam-e-Jam world TV network here on Saturday evening, the president responded to a number of questions posed by Iranian resideds abroad concerning importance of nuclear energy and said that the energy is among the cleanest ones in the world and underlined that all countries are entitled to have it and it should not be monopolized by certain countries.

He continued that one of the ways to achieve scientific progress is to access to peaceful nuclear energy, because it can be used in different sectors of medicine, industry and agriculture.

Ahmadinejad underlined that access to peaks of progress requires mastering nuclear technology but unfortunately, hegemonic powers in the world say that 'nuclear energy' is equal to 'nuclear bomb.'

He noted that the expense of producing electricity by nuclear energy is one eight of that of by oil derivatives and stressed that arrogant powers' pretext concerning Iran's peaceful nuclear activities is 'political'.

The president underlined that Iran is not going to build an atomic bomb and noted that time for atomic bombs is over now, because these bombs are just trouble for their owners.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30683870

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