TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed that his country’s nuclear efforts will continue before it has completed operation of 60000 centrifuges, reminding that the resistance of the Iranian nation has stabilized the situation for the country.
He made the remarks in his recent press conference here in Tehran last week.
Ahmadinejad said the resistance and intelligence of the Iranian nation have helped the country acquire nuclear fuel cycle, adding that those who believed Iran’s access to the full nuclear fuel production cycle would be impossible have now accepted to live with an established nuclear Iran.
Reminding that time is in favor of Iran in the country’s nuclear case, he said Iran would soon celebrate completion of its controversial nuclear fuel program.
“With the wisdom and resistance of the nation, today our position has stabilized. I’m very hopeful that we will be able to hold the big celebration of Iran’s full nuclearization in the current year,” the president said referring to the country’s nuclear fuel program.
Iran’s current calendar year ends on March 20.
Ahmadinejad also stated that the international community was caving in to Tehran’s demands to continue its nuclear program.
“Initially, they (the US and its allies) were very angry. The reason was clear: They basically wanted to monopolize nuclear power in order to rule the world and impose their will on nations,” Ahmadinejad said.
“Today, they have finally agreed to live with a nuclear Iran, with an Iran possessing (the whole) nuclear fuel cycle,” he said, without elaborating.
Iran has been locked in a standoff with the West over its nuclear program. The United States and its European allies have been seeking a UN Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on Tehran for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment.
Russia, which is backed by China, has opposed tough action advocated by the US, Britain and France, and its amendments to a Western draft resolution would reduce sanctions and delete language that would cut off Iran’s access to foreign missile technology.
The US and some of its allies allege that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, but Tehran claims its program is peaceful and for generating electricity.
Uranium enrichment at low levels can be used to produce fuel to generate electricity but at higher levels can be use to make atomic bombs.
Iran has said it will never give up its right under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to enrich uranium and produce nuclear fuel. Officials have said they plan to generate 20,000 megawatts of electricity through nuclear energy in the next two decades.
The Iranian President announced that he would soon forward a message to the American nation.
“In response to American nation’s call, I will soon send a message to them. The message is now at the preparatory stages,” Ahmadinejad said in his fourth press conference since he took office fifteen months ago.
Asked to comment on the defeat of the Republican party in the recent US midterm legislative elections and its possible effects on that country’s policies in the face of Iran, the president said, “This was not a defeat just for Bush, rather it was a failure of the US in confronting the world nations. It was a defeat of the US unilateral policies, aggressions, bullying behavior and humiliation of the nations, which are crystal clear in the different policies of the US administration and which have also humiliated the American nation.”
“Those who have ascended to power through marginal votes should not think that they are free to do whatever they wish,” he stressed, while reiterating that the behavior of the US administration is in no way attributable to the American nation.
The Iranian president also warned US Democrats not to following suit, saying that if Democrats decide to follow the path of the Bush administration, “they will receive a slam by the world nations and they will be destined to failure”.
Asked why Iran accepts to attend interviews with US media while US officials refrain from answering Iranian media and journalists, Ahmadinejad underlined, “They are afraid of freelance, and independent journalists and media.”
Meantime, he promised to follow up on the case to remove the problem.
In August, Ahmadinejad called for a televised debate with Bush months after he wrote a letter to the US president that Washington said was irrelevant and not addressing the key issue of Iran’s disputed nuclear program.