Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed that from his country’s view, Tehran’s nuclear case is closed. Speaking to foreign reporters during a press conference here on Tuesday, the president noted enemies’ efforts to prevent Iran from restoring its nuclear rights, and said, “Although the IAEA reports showed non-diversion of Iran’s nuclear activities, these opponents threatened us of military invasion.”
“According to regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), every country has the right to gain access to peaceful nuclear energy,” he added.
But some “big powers” would not admit Iran’s advancement and wanted to deprive the Iranians of their “legal rights and peaceful utilization” of nuclear energy, he said.
“But they made a mistake because they didn’t know the Iranian nation and didn’t know that they were dealing with a thoughtful, courageous and faithful nation,” he added.
Ahmadinejad stressed Iran’s insistent on nuclear rights, and said that his country resumed operation of Natanz nuclear enrichment facility merely to respond to the enemies’ expansionism and threats.
He said every threat posed to Tehran by enemies would be responded by further nuclear progress by Iranian nation, reminding, “They passed a (UN Security Council) resolution against us, we told them not to do so, but they didn’t pay attention and thus, we entered the industrial phase of nuclear fuel production.”
The president reiterated the peaceful nature of his country’s nuclear activities, and said, “Iran has always had close cooperation with the (International Atomic Energy) Agency and this cooperation is unique.”
“There is no single IAEA member state which has had so much cooperation with the Agency that Iran has had,” he added.
“From our viewpoint, Iran’s nuclear issue has ended,” Ahmadinejad said, reminding that the West has now found out that harsh measures against the Iranian nation would yield no fruit.
“Iran is a nuclear state which is moving on a peaceful path and seeks to attain its rights within rules and regulations,” he added.
“Some countries regret their previous measures against Iran. Many of these countries are in contact with us and say that they thought Iran would retreat when it is faced with threats and they confess that they had erred,” the president continued.
Reminding that one or two powers are still insisting on their belligerent approach towards Iran, he addressed such powers, and said, “You made the problemâ€¦ the world countries are not seeking war and bomb. I advise you to give up this ugly behavior.”