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Iran’s FM: Terrorism, Extremism Due To The US

From Iran’s Fars News Agency:

Iran Charges US with Sparking Terrorism, Extremism in Region

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini blasted the Untied States for sparking terrorism and extremism in the Middle-East region.

“Terrorism and extremism in the region is the product of the Americans,” Hosseini told reporters during his weekly press conference here on Sunday.

He pointed to the recent statements made by the US President, George W. Bush about the occurrence of a nuclear holocaust in the region and also the recent comments of the Italian foreign minister, and stressed that “all remarks which are far from logic and the existing realities” are rejected by his country.

Hosseini pointed out that Bush’s speech was in principle a repetition of his previous unfounded accusations against Iran, and reminded that this is the Untied States which created the nuclear holocaust in Hiroshima (during the World War II).

He said Iran neither invaded nor had the intention to invade any other country, and reminded, “Iran has repeatedly announced that it is a victim of terrorist operations and (a victim of) an imposed war which took place through the United States’ support”.

They have accused the Islamic Republic of terrorism, but everyone knows that terrorism and extremism in the region have been produced and brought up by the Americans,” the spokesman said, reiterating that certain terrorist groups operating in the region, specially in Iraq, have been generated and backed up by the US…

Regarding Iran’s nuclear issue, Hosseini viewed the recent report on the country’s nuclear drive and activities by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Mohamed ElBaradei as another victory for Iran’s nuclear diplomacy, and said that the report proved Iran’s legitimacy once again.

“This report proved the righteousness of the Islamic Republic and its stances to the world community,” he said.

He also pointed out that the UN nuclear watchdog report proved the illogical nature and untruthfulness of the media allegations and propaganda campaign staged by certain countries against Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.

Hosseini reiterated that ElBaradei’s report and Tehran’s cooperation with the agency indicated that Iran’s nuclear program contains no ambiguity in nature, adding, “The Islamic Republic of Iran acts honestly in defending the right of its nation and acts transparently and frankly in removing the ambiguities.”

Asked about the United States’ continued efforts to impose a third set of sanctions on Iran despite the recent progress in Tehran’s nuclear case, Hosseini warned that Tehran “would reconsider its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) if the United Nations Security Council passes a fresh resolution to impose a third set of sanctions over its nuclear program.”

Iran agreed a timetable with the IAEA last month to answer outstanding questions over its atomic drive and activities.

“We will continue our cooperation with the IAEA, but if there is a new United Nations (Security Council) resolution, we will reconsider our cooperation with the IAEA and we will study different options,” Hosseini underlined.

He did not specify what the options were but Tehran’s chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani has already warned that any further sanctions will render Iran’s cooperation with the agency “sterile”…

See the good work that the United Nations can do?

Meanwhile, from Iran’s Alalam:

Iran Climaxes Key Nuclear Goal

TEHRAN, Sept 2–Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here Sunday said Iran’s nuclearization shattered powers’ hegemonic system, and underlined that his country would not give up even an iota of its nuclear rights.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 10th nationwide congress of the Students’ Islamic Society in Tehran today, the president dismissed recent reports by western countries and media about the reduced pace of enrichment activities in Iran, and stressed, “Iran had reached a key goal in its nuclear activities by putting into operation more than 3,000 centrifuges.”

“…and every week we install a new series,” he added.

President said that the bullying powers are not able to harm Iran as they are trapped with numerous failures in Iraq and Afghanistan, and reminded that the Iranian nation has already proved to be invincible.

He mentioned that a look at the past indicates that West had to retreat when it was faced with Iran’s resistance, saying, “As the Iranian nation took a step forward, the bullying powers retreated one step.”

Also noting the recent report on Iran’s nuclear program by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Mohamed ElBaradei, the president said, “From our viewpoint, the case is dismissed.”

“There are only one or two countries which are making hues and cries for no reason, but I assure them that they will reach nowhere and obtain nothing.” …

Director-General of the IAEA, Mohamed ElBaradei presented his report to the agency’s Board of Governors about Iran’s nuclear case…

The UN nuclear agency praised Tehran for “a significant step forward” in explaining past nuclear activities that have raised suspicions.

It sounds like Iran might have lied in some of their answers to the UN’s oh so probing “questions.”

Imagine that.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, September 2nd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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