Former president: Iran to join world ”nuclear club”
Former Iranian president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said Friday that Iran is expected to join the club of world states owning nuclear industries soon. Making the remark before thousands of worshipers who had gathered
at Tehran University campus for the weekly ritual, he noted that Tehran is in no way going to forsake its legal and international right to gain access to nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
Outlining the developments in Iran's nuclear case in the past two years, he said Iran was not unhappy with the performance of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as well as the west on Iranian nuclear dossier but stressed that "they have been doing wrong towards us because the Islamic Republic of Iran has been acting lawfully in gaining access to nuclear technology for peaceful purposes."
According to IRNA, he added that Iran has agreed to suspend its uranium enrichment activities for a certain period of time- not to exceed six months- to ensure the IAEA on the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities.