Uranium Enrichment Iran's Inalienable Right
Friday, June 15, 2012
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili has stressed that uranium enrichment is an inalienable right for the Islamic Republic.
“According to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, enrichment is the Islamic Republic of Iran's inalienable right and Iran is a member of the NPT and there is nothing wrong when enrichment is being used for peaceful purposes,” Jalili said.
Jalili also referred to a religious decree issued by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, which bans the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Jalili said the decree should be a starting point for global nuclear disarmament, adding that threats and pressure against Iran have proved ineffective.
The Iranian official said the P5+1 -- the US, Britain, Russia, France, and China plus Germany -- and Iran should cooperate, saying Tehran’s activities are all under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
He concluded that Tehran is ready to hold the upcoming talks in the presence of journalists so that the public can judge the talks.
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council also said Western powers have failed to prevent Iran from accessing the peaceful nuclear energy despite raising a myriad of issues against the country.
Iran's nuclear energy activities are based on the Islamic Republic’s legitimate rights and symbolize resistance and progress. Iran has proved that it can not only resist against extremism, but achieve success in the face of the West’s economic, statutory, technical and political hurdles, said Jalili.
He added that the idea of a symbolic nuclear Iran was not palatable for the enemies.
They took a host of measures but failed to hinder Iran's progress, Iran’s top nuclear negotiator stated.
Jalili also noted that Iran’s Islamic establishment is a democratic system and any “political competition in our country will always lead to stability and strengthening of the system.”
“We have individuals for nuclear energy activities who have succeeded in making great progress by indigenous capacity,” he pointed out.