Former president: Iran not looking for nuclear arms
Tehran's Friday Prayer Substitute Leader Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said abduction of some 2,500 children per day in the United States of America indicates to what extent the American citizens suffer insecurity in their country.
On the nuclear issue, Rafsanjani said, "We are not adventurous but we seek dialogue through mutual understating but the way you (the Europeans) are dealing with Iran's nuclear dossier has been inspired by the US pressure and will yield no positive result."
Underlining Iran's legitimate right to have access to peaceful application of nuclear technology, the former Iranian president said,"We are patient enough to persuade you through long sessions that we never seek nuclear weapons."
Peaceful application of nuclear technology is among the legitimate rights of Iranian nation, Rafsanjani underlined.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to resolve the issue through negotiations but never tolerate imposition of any pressure, he said, according to IRNA.