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Irans Says All Nations Have Uranium Enrichment Right Under NPT

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After talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) ended in Baghdad, Tehran insists that nuclear energy should be for all and atomic weapons for no one.

The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and the head of the Iranian delegation to the talks, Saeed Jalili asserted that all nations have the right to enrich uranium under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

He also reiterated Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear energy.

Jalili likewise noted that the Western countries should earn the trust of the Iranian nation.

Iran’s top nuclear negotiator has once more asserted the Iranian nation’s right to enrich uranium, stressing that enrichment is an inalienable right of all signatories to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

“As an active signatory to the NPT, the Islamic Republic of Iran insists on its right to use peaceful nuclear energy, particularly, the enrichment of uranium,” Jalili said.

He added that Tehran regards as “acceptable” any discussion and cooperation about the nuclear energy, but it is also necessary to win the confidence of the Iranian nation.

Jalili noted that following the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) refusal to provide Iran with 20-percent enriched uranium to be used for peaceful purposes in Tehran’s Research Reactor, Iran managed to acquire the technology to enrich uranium to 20 percent and turn it into fuel rods.

“This is a completely peaceful activity under the supervision of the IAEA. During our two-day talks, all (negotiating sides) emphasized that it is the Islamic Republic’s right which cannot be denied,” Iran’s negotiator pointed out.

“In the Baghdad talks, the two sides held serious and fundamental discussions. We presented serious suggestions for cooperation on Iran’s nuclear energy program,” he said.

“But what is important and should be addressed regarding cooperation with Iran is the issue of observing the rights of all nations,” added the senior Iranian official.

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    June 23, 2012 at 7:59 am
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    To be honest, i think the Iranians have a point. I see no reason why they cannot enrich uranium, and be under IAEA supervision. I think they deserve the chance – and the west tend to believe that its only their enemies side who needs to earn their respect… and in the same breath forget that the other part also would like to see some good will, before one falter.

    their claim to nuclear energy is 100% legitimate, and so far there are no nukes. Israel do posses nukes, and have at least one submarine armed with nuclear warheads. At this point, i’d say that Netanyaho is as crazy as Ahmadinejad, an not a drop less fanatic.

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