Iran: Ahmadinejad Says All Nuclear Activities Under IAEA Surveillance
By Iran Review
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has once again underscored the country’s commitment to its undertakings in the hope that the six major world powers (P5+1) will come to an understanding with Tehran in future talks.
“All Iran’s nuclear energy activities have so far been based on international regulations and under the surveillance of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The Islamic Republic of Iran has remained committed to and fulfilled all its undertakings,” said President Ahmadinejad.
He added that negotiations between Iran and the six powers would be a “proper chance” for them to return to the law.
The Iranian chief executive emphasized that Tehran has never sought to build nuclear weapons and has always called for cordial relations among nations and governments.
He stated that arrogant and hegemonic powers should stop their hostility against the Iranian people and other justice-seeking and freedom-seeking nations.
The president pointed to the latest round of talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany in the Russian capital of Moscow on June 18-19 and noted that Iran presented “legal, constructive, fair and friendly proposals on ways to resolve issues.”
Iran’s President has lashed out at Western countries for supporting illegitimate governments in the Middle East, saying nuclear weapons are only a pretext to impede the progress of the Iranian nation.
“They are not against atomic bombs because there are people in our region who even lack the legitimacy to govern but Western countries have equipped them with more than 250 nuclear warheads and are firmly supporting them,” said President Ahmadinejad.
The Zionists [Israelis] explicitly announce that they possess atomic bombs and use them to threaten nations, he added and stated that “if atomic bombs and their possession are illegal and that no country in the Middle East should possess them, [then] why the Israeli regime and the US government as well as certain European countries who have stockpiled thousands of atomic bombs for themselves are not opposed?”
The Iranian chief executive went on to emphasize that Western countries oppose Iran’s progress in scientific and technological fields.
“Nuclear weapons are a mere pretext in their hands to put Iran under pressure and impede or block our nation’s progress,” he pointed out.
He said that Western powers are misusing the UN Security Council and expect that the Islamic Republic would yield to their demands and suspend its nuclear energy program.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly announced that it does not seek to build atomic bombs and no diversion has been proven in our nuclear energy activities,” Ahmadinejad added.
He warned arrogant powers that the path of imposing sanctions against the Iranian people is wrong.
Iranian President said no aggressor has ever survived against the Iranian nation in the country’s 7,000-plus-year civilization and cultural history.
Ahmadinejad went on to add that the current threats by the arrogant powers against Iran are more of a propaganda war than anything operational or practical.
“These behaviors have no effect on the will and resolve of the Iranian nation and it is fully clear what consequences a new conflict in the Middle East will entail.”
Ahmadinejad added that media are one of the chief tools at the disposal of the hegemonic powers to push forward their imperialistic interests.
He said while the Western media try to portray Iran in a negative light, the truth is that the Islamic Republic is today considered one of the advanced countries in science and technology in the world.
“The behavior of the arrogant powers is in truth a full-scale media war against the Iranian nation which we should all resist by expressing the truths,” he added.
Iran’s President has also renewed a call for a fresh world order to change the dominant status quo that upholds ‘wars, occupations, arms races, global economic, moral, identity and family crises.’
“Discrimination and inefficiency in the current world order set by corrupted powers has been proven to the world,” Ahmadinejad said.
He said that a small minority have established a method of ruling that is to their own benefit and to the detriment of other nations adding, they seek “to impose their domination on other nations by creating division, rivalry and hatred among them.”
The Iranian chief executive said that the global powers, who have deceitfully dominated the centers of power and wealth, humiliate other nations and reserve the right for themselves to do what they want against other nations, including the proliferation and use of atomic bombs and chemical weapons.
He described growing poverty and insecurity as well as persisting economic and social woes as instances of the inefficiency of the current dominating world order in tackling the global issues.
“We need a new order that is based on compassion and justice and that all nations and human beings are treated with respect in it,” he said, urging collective efforts to achieve the objective.
“The widening North-South divide and various crises and worries, including crises of family and identity, wars, occupations and revenge-seeking, endless arms races and economic, moral and ethical crisis and the failure to realize human principles are all the results of the current order and system dominating the world,” the Iranian president said.
“We must cure such old wounds in the human society by reforming the existing global state and outlining a more transparent prospect for the future,” he added.
“During a lengthy period in the world, slavery, colonialism and record plundering of cultures, identities and possessions of hundreds of millions of defenseless people as well as the destruction of their integrity, freedom and rights had gained prominence; and in yet another long era, we were witness to global wars such as those in Korea and Vietnam and the wars by Zionists (Israeli regime) against Palestine and regional nations, Lebanon and Gaza as well as the war [former Iraqi dictator] Saddam [Hussein] waged against Iran, NATO’s wars against Afghanistan and Iraq, Africa and the Balkans and other parts of the world,” President Ahmadinejad noted.
He went on to describe the environmental protection and the promotion of material and moral progress of societies as “the reflection of a better human life, intellect and providence,” insisting that “no one has the right to destroy the environment, which belongs to all.”
The president further emphasized the need to agree on a more precise definition of human beings and social relations and accordingly establish a new global order and development system to resolve the troubles in today’s world, saying, “We believe the human being is, in essence, monotheistic, justice-seeking, fair-minded and desires love and beauty.”
The Iranian chief executive also dismissed implementation of any plans based on past theories, arguing that global institutions such as the World Trade Organization, Human Rights Council, UN Security Council, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have all failed in performing their duties and it would not be rational to establish a new system on the basis of such models.
President Ahmadinejad concluded his address by making recommendations for reforming the current global state, emphasizing the significance of reaching consensus on a comprehensive description in efforts to facilitate plans for a new world order that would be at the service of common people and their material and moral development.