Iran’s Envoy Calls on NPT Members to Help Resolve Iran-West Standoff

A0362510.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Ambassador to Tanzania said his country does not want confrontation with the West on its nuclear program, and called on members of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), including Tanzania, to intervene.

Speaking to reporters in Dar es Salaam over the weekend, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran Abbas Vaezi, commended Tanzania’s role in bringing peace and stability to the region while calling President Jakaya Kikwete to actively participate in resolving the misunderstandings between his country and the western countries, the Guardian said.

He said that Iranians would not like to go into war with any other country as Persians are not a belligerent nation.

Meantime, the diplomat reminded that Iranians are ready to defend their rights to the last drop of their blood.

He said Iran as one of the countries with long standing relationship with Tanzania, would like to see President Kikwete playing a crucial role in resolving the issue of nuclear program, which he said meant economic and technological development.

“The nuclear issue in Iran is directed at fostering development programs such as agriculture, economic and scientific advancement. Our goal is to alleviate poverty to our citizens,” pointed the envoy.

He said recent reports issued by the International Energy Agency (IAEA) proved that Iran had adopted a legal, transparent and responsible behavior in carrying out its obligations by observing the IAEA rules and regulations.

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