Ahmadinejad insists on Iran's right to pursue nuclear technology
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Friday that the West won't deprive his country of its nuclear technology. This remark came a day after the world's major powers offered Tehran to accept a new package of incentives and halt its uranium enrichment program.
Ahmadinejad insisted on Iran's right to pursue nuclear technology. "The efforts of some Western countries to deprive us will not bear any fruit," he said, according to the state news agency IRNA.
"The reason of their opposition is not their claim of concern over nuclear weapons, but Iran's access to the technology that means opening of the way for all independent countries, especially Islamic countries to the advanced technology," he said after talks with the head of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
He said Iran has cooperated with the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, and he indirectly blamed Israel for the pressure on Tehran to give up enrichment. "Unfortunately, some who have huge arsenals of nuclear weapons and are not members of NPT, are today in the position of decision making and want to deprive us from our inalienable rights," he said.