President: Iran entitled to access full capacity of nuclear fuel cycle
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday noted that the Iranian nation is entitled to access the full capacity of nuclear fuel cycle and that the Iranians will not let anyone deprive them of such a right.
According to IRNA, he made these comments while speaking at the gathering of people at Takhti Stadium in the provincial town of Varamin, situated to the southeast of capital city of Tehran.
Turning to Iranians as a peaceful nation, Ahmadinejad said that the Iranian people will not give up their right to access nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Addressing Western governments, he said, "Our nation is seeking its right and according to laws and regulations you were bound to help Iran to access nuclear technology for peaceful use. However, given that you did not take any measure to this end, Iran managed to achieve such a goal by relying on Iranian youth."
According to Ahmadinejad, no one has the right to prevent the world nations' access to nuclear energy for any reason. He pointed to Europe's draft resolution on sanctions against Iran and raised the question whether the European states, which have already experienced such sanctions in the past, have ever contributed to development of Iran's nuclear facilities.