Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tuesday ruled out his country’s retreat from nuclear stances, stressing that the Islamic Republic will not give up even an iota of its nuclear rights. Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a press conference in Algeria, where he responded to questions about the two countries’ bilateral ties, Iran’s access to nuclear technology, Iran-US talks over Iraq and terrorism, a report released by the Presidential Press Office said.
“As regards nuclear activities, Iran has always acted upon the international rules and in pursuit of its inalienable rights and it has not trespassed the rules even for one single step,” he said.
“Bullying powers oppose progress of such independent states as Iran and Algeria and they want to have monopoly over science, wealth, technology and industry and while they are the main cause of insecurities in the world, they accuse others of doing so,” the president said.
He underlined Iran’s resistance to the bullying powers which, he said, are using all their political and economic potentials to make Iran give up its nuclear rights.
“Iranian nation defended its right firmly and we think that we are approaching the final stages of this issue,” the Iranian president continued.
“The reality is that the Iranian nation may not give up even an iota of its rights,” he said.
He also thanked Algeria for defending the Iranian nation’s inalienable rights, including those in the field of nuclear technology.
Elaborating on the goals pursued by his visit to Algeria, the president said the two countries’ joint interests, viewpoints and cooperation potentials encourage the two sides to make joint efforts to help establishment of peace, security and tranquility in the world and the region.
He also stressed both sides enthusiasm for the maximal development of bilateral ties in various grounds, and said officials of both countries are eager to regularly exchange views about regional and international issues.
Elsewhere, Ahmadinejad pointed to the issue of terrorism, and said that both Iranian and Algerian nations have sustained many damages from the terrorists.
He termed terrorism a result of certain government’s disrespect for exalted human values and also a product of the great powers’ improper management and bullying approach towards the world countries, saying that these powers seek to attain their own interests through discrimination, pressure, occupation, aggression and looting of the other nations’ resources.
“The root cause of terrorism should be sought in those states which insist to be recognized as the flag bearer of the campaign against terrorism,” Ahmadinejad reiterated, adding, “Occupiers occupied the dear Iraq in the name of the campaign against terrorism, but since the day they entered Iraq, terrorism has spread and terrorists are now living in Iraq under the protection of occupiers and they even have relations with the Congress of these (occupying) countries, unfortunately.”
He also reminded that the worst type of terrorism today is exercised by the Zionist regime of Israel which is assassinating women, children, youths, and the elderly in the occupied lands of Palestine.