Thursday, July 29, 2004

MP saysEurope should not renege on its commitments to Iran

Tehran, July 28, IRNA -- Member of the Iranian Parliament Kazem
Jalali said here Wednesday that Europeans should fulfill their
commitments towards Iran.
Talking to IRNA, he touched upon the resumption of the Iran-Europe
talks on the Iran nuclear issue and said the talks should be conducted
in a fair atmosphere far from the pressures of big powers and in a
logical manner.
He believes that the only way Europe can resolve the issue with
Iran is through dialogue and discussion on the conditions stated
above.
Stressing that Iran welcomes the negotiations, Kazemi, who is
the rapporteur of the Majlis Commission for National Security and
Foreign Policy, underscored the fact that the Islamic Republic of
Iran would never abandon its legitimate right to gain access to
nuclear technology.
Pointing to Iran`s strong scientific standing which has enabled
it to achieve relative success in its nuclear energy programs, he
gave the assurance that its insistence on acquiring nuclear
technology was in no way linked to a program to produce a nuclear
bomb.
He added that Iran has no desire to use nuclear energy for
non-peaceful purposes.
The MP, who represents Shahroud constituency in the parliament,
further said that Iran has established its case in the Board of
Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency so vividly and
in all transparency that the US would no longer be able to
manipulate the agency to incite world opinion against Iran.
He said that the two American senators who proposed greater
funding for the Iranian opposition abroad are totally ignorant of the
strengths of this country.
Kazemi said Iran is determined to continue talking with the three
European countries to resolve the issue and regardless of the
conclusions of the Americans.
MP saysEurope should not renege on its commitments to Iran