Iranian Official Declares Right To Atomic Energy


Saeed Jalili, the head of Iran’s Supreme Council of National Security and the country’s top nuclear negotiator, said today that Iran considers the use of nuclear energy to be its absolute right, and by no means is that negotiable.

In a speech he gave at the University of Science and Technology as part of its “Resistance Economy” conference, Jalili said: “We will not accept any talk of suspension.”

In reference to nuclear talks with Western powers, Jalili said those powers should avoid miscalculation in their dealings with Iran.

Jalili gave a similar warning during former French prime minister Michel Rocard’s recent visit to Iran, criticizing public statements made by certain Western diplomats following the last round of nuclear talks in Istanbul. Jalili told Rocard that Iran will not look favourably on the “pressure approach.”

Iranian nuclear negotiators met with the G5+1 representatives on April 14 in Istanbul, and both sides declared that the talks were positive and constructive.

\Western diplomats have stressed since that Iran’s positive approach at the talks is the result of international sanctions taking effect; Jalili challenged this notion by saying sanctions have only strengthened national unity: “The pressures only deepen the connection between the people and the regime.”

Jalili emphasized that international sanctions have had no influence on Iran’s nuclear program.

Jalili said that in 2010, during talks in Geneva, Iran had announced that it was prepared to buy 20-percent-enriched uranium, but the offer was declined.

Then Iran announced that it would try to produce the 20-percent-enriched uranium domestically, Jalili said, but Western negotiators dismissed that as being beyond Iran’s technical prowess.

Uranium enrichment is a strong point of dispute with the world powers.

While some diplomats have indicated that the world powers will demand a complete suspension of Iran’s enrichment activities, other reports have indicated that the United States might be willing to accept some level of enrichment to continue in Iran.

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One thought on “Iranian Official Declares Right To Atomic Energy

  • May 18, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    When someone belives that simply having more money in your hands quaifies your intelligence … you better beware. That’s how many mothers in the uS got tricked into using men that had a statis quoe as a billionare as the father of their children.
    Iranians are not Naturally dumb nor do they consider themselves a simply White.
    They did at first simply at first, complain they could make their own vacuumn cleaners and the discussion has grown to this proportion.
    It’s a miracle that Canda has not joined in the discussions after Canada lost it’s ‘tiger’ vacuumn cleaner and sold it lock stock and barrel to China because the uS would not allow Canada to simply produce their own electronic parts.A thermodisc was just too complicated an item for even Canada to produce.
    Israel just pays the added uS tax and turns the added costs over to their consumers. Iran does not want to.
    Everyone have an enjoyable day…


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