FM: Iran has right to have access to nuclear energy
Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi has stressed the developing states' right to have access to peaceful nuclear energy for economic development. In a meeting with his Irish peer Dermot Ahern on the sidelines of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, Kharrazi said new discrimination against non-nuclear countries is not acceptable.
"We will keep negotiating with the Europeans to safeguard our inalienable right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. "The Islamic Republic seeks its absolute right through dialogue," the Iranian minister reiterated in comments published Wednesday by IRNA.
Kharrazi outlined Iran's cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and said, "We are determined to continue cooperation with the agency. Bilateral cooperation has been quite positive and constructive."