Pakistan PM says Iran has right of peaceful nuclear program
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Islamabad, Feb 6, IRNA
Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Monday said his country supports Iran's right to use nuclear program for peaceful purposes.
The prime minister made the remarks while talking to the Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Margherita Boniver in Islamabad, an official statement said.
Commenting on Iranian nuclear proliferation issue, the prime minister said that Pakistan is against the nuclear proliferation.
However, Iran, like any other country has the right to use nuclear power for peaceful purposes, under the IAEA safeguards, he added.
Pakistan is against the use of force in this case, the prime minister said.
Earlier Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Ms. Tasnim Aslam told the weekly briefing that Islamabad expects an amicable and diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear program amidst the IAEA resolution last week to report Iran to the UN Security Council.
Pakistan expects an amicable and diplomatic solution of the Teheran's nuclear dispute, she said.
She said that IAEA Board will decide to refer the matter to the Security Council in its meeting next month.
She said Pakistan has time and again has clarified that Iran has certain obligations as a member of Non-Proliferation Treaty and it has also rights in this regard.
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