Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Ahmadinejad: Iran to have “full” nuclear power in near future

Iran Focus: a pro-MEK website
Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic would obtain nuclear capabilities in the “near future”.

In the near future, full nuclear energy for peaceful purposes will be at our disposal, Ahmadinejad told a gathering in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas. READ MORE

Ahmadinejad dismissed international criticism of Iran’s decision to resume nuclear research and development related to uranium enrichment at the sensitive site in Natanz in central Iran. Tehran on Tuesday broke the seals placed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The hard-line president said that the major powers did not want other countries to be equipped with modern-day technology.

The Iranian nation is not afraid of such ballyhoos by world powers, and I don’t doubt that our youths will progress even more enthusiastically”.

Ahmadinejad called for an end to “foreign troop presence” in the Persian Gulf region.