Friday, August 25, 2006

Iran former president backs nuclear stance

Adnkronos International:
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's refusal to bow to foreign pressure to abandon Iran's nuclear development plans has won the support of his predecessor Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, who in contrast to the current hardline conservative president was once widely seen as a reformer.

"It is Iran's right to possess nuclear technology, this is not up for debate and the world has to trust us when we say our nuclear programme is only intended for peaceful purposes," Khatami said in Tokyo where he is attending a conference.