Saturday, January 14, 2006

Iran 'does not need nuclear arms'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has defended Iran's decision to resume nuclear research, but has denied that Tehran is seeking to acquire nuclear weapons.

These are excerpts of his statement at the news conference in Tehran, and his replies to reporters' questions, as broadcast on Iranian TV. Source : here


A nation which has culture, logic and civilization does not need nuclear weapons. The countries which seek nuclear weapons are those which want to solve all problems by the use of force. Our nation does not need such weapons.

They ask us why we have started [nuclear] research. Our reply is that there is no limitation to research. There are no limits imposed on research in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty nor in the Additional Protocol. Nor have we made any such commitment.

They say openly that they are opposed to this research. By what right do you make such a statement? Is this not a fundamentalist medieval perspective? We believe that, unfortunately, despite their technological and scientific development, in certain parts of the world, several Western countries still have an ideological and intellectual perspective which belong to the medieval age.

Today, the language of hegemony, of force, of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons is no longer applicable. These things are no longer effective in international dealings. Today, nations have awakened, and they will determine their own future.

We have adhered to international laws and continue to do so. Over 1,400 days of inspection have been carried out at our facilities - that is unprecedented.

We have put forward a proposal calling for the UN to set up a disarmament committee. But some countries hold a stick over our head during the negotiations, threatening to refer our case to the UN Security Council unless we bend to their will. Why do they tarnish the integrity of international institutions? Why do they force the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] to get involve with politics?

Our path is very clear. We shall continue with our activities within the regulations of the IAEA and the NPT. According to international law, Iran has the right to the peaceful use of nuclear energy. We are acting in the framework of the IAEA's regulations. Today, we are carrying out research. I should also say that our people will not accept that others should impose on us whatever they want. Our nation has a definite right to peaceful nuclear technology and will achieve it.

We are the only nation that has invited all others to come and join us. If you say that you do not trust us, you can come and become our partner. We are ready to become your partner in your [nuclear] technology. We can each supervise the others activities. We can watch that you do not deviate towards nuclear weapons, and you can also become our partners and monitor our activities directly.

How do you justify this logic of having a full arsenal of nuclear weapons, but when it comes to nations such as ours, you do not even allow research? This logic cannot rule the world today. Even if the Security Council gets involved in this subject, it will not help solve the equation. We do not want to move in this direction. But those who insist on undermining our rights should know that this will not happen.

14 Comments:

Blogger _H_ said...

Notes to readers before leaving comments :

I am NOT printing this statement due to any personal belief that every word is or is not true . The IAEA still do not know if Iran is trying to build a weapon or not so the rest of us around the world would be more than a little idiotic to claim that we have the answer to that question when 1400 days of actual on the ground inspections so far have failed to settle the issue . We simply do not know regardless of what people like George Bush tell us

But I do print this statement as a small amount of balance to the war pimps around the world who seem to expect us to believe that they have access to a greater truth than the IAEA

There is NO history (in modern times) of Iran actually starting any wars with ANYONE and I certainly believe that the solution can be best found in a combination of the IAEA and also in convincing Israel to sign the NPT and agree to get rid of their Nuclear weapons

But you can't find peace through hypocrisy . I will be the first to say that Iran's behavior and rhetoric has been disgusting at times but being told to comply with international law by countries that hid their own development of WMD just plays into the hands of those that see evidence of double standards and bullying by the west .

Surely the one lesson we should learn from the invasion of Iraq and the subsequent slaughter of so many Muslims is that the intelligence agencies of the west are prone to making HUGE errors in their analysis and i trust their word on this subject about as much as i would trust Pinocchio . My faith remains in the excellent work of the noble peace prize winner Mohamed elbaradei , he was right on Iraq and i have no doubt he will be right on Iran as well ..

Finally if you are 100 % certain that you KNOW Iran is actually building a bomb and NOT pursuing their right (as every country has that has signed the NPT) to peacefull nuclear energy then please stop what you are doing and inform the IAEA of the facts you have obtained that they have failed to notice after 1400 days on the ground . I am sure they will appreciate your wisdom .

January 15, 2006 12:53 am  
Blogger DJEB said...

_H_, good "preemptive" comment. Of course, we can expect the usual comments from the usual crowd. The "war pimps" have got quite a system down, don't they. First, make false claims to rally the call to war. Second, have war. Third, quickly learn that claims were false (there would, of course be a small contingent that would claim the nukes are buried in Syria). Fourth, say with false lament that the war was regretably based on bad intel that (lie) no one disputed but that we must now "stay the course." And if you call for the end, it is just because "you want to see Bush/America fail."

On the the point of Israel signing the NPT, Israel is in violation of UNSC resolution 687, though I'm sure that the U.S. is not going to crap out of Israel. (Before someone who thinks they know what the resolution comes in the say I'm wrong, read numbered paragraph 14 of the resolution.)

Finally, if anyone is 100% certain Iran is building a bomb, I should surely like to borrow or purchase your crystal ball for use on the NYSE.

January 15, 2006 2:43 am  
Blogger Memento aka a moment in life said...

unfortunately, not one of the media in the west showed this part of the interview. Most of them extracted the last phrase " ...But those who insist (
...) should know that this will not happen."

Somehow I think that a president of a theocratic state skeaks out the truth about the contemporary history of war. His speach was more true than any speach of G.W.Bush ...!

January 15, 2006 10:21 am  
Blogger underpanter said...

he is handsome

January 15, 2006 1:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Auf dem Foto lacht er wie ein kleiner lieber Bub, andererseits nennt ihn maximalfantasie einen VOLLKOFFER. Was ist richtig?

January 15, 2006 2:40 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

Memento

That was one of my main reasons for posting this . It is very easy to take a single sentence from a speech and make it look evil , in fact as you pointed out his comments are well thought out and the worlds press have chosen to ignore that

Underpanter

hehehe , well maybe he has seen your site !!!

Anonymous

Dieses ist die Frage, wissen wir nicht und ich zweifellos würde Leute bombardiert werden und nicht ermordet werden wünschen, es sei denn wir sicher sind, die krank sein würden bitte ist Versuch rechts auf englisch mein Deutscher nicht guter der

Jeannie

why no comment here ? your happy to NUKE the INNOCENT people of Iran but your not willing to explore the facts on the ground in the country ?

January 15, 2006 9:04 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

No, Jeannie is not willing to explore the facts. For anon, das ist nicht mein kampft (or something like that).

January 16, 2006 12:48 am  
Blogger Knight Of The Storms said...

I liked the opening line:
"A nation which has culture, logic and civilization does not need nuclear weapons"
This should be a food for thought for many american war mongers.

January 16, 2006 8:37 am  
Blogger Hype said...

CNN said Iran was re-starting their nuclear weapsons program. CNN got the boot from Iran over the mix up. CNN might start to think twice about reporting the lies and get back to actual journalism.

-Hype

January 16, 2006 6:11 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

CNN have had to say sorry now Hype ,

As usual what happens when the usual suspects search for their articles of hatred and they find that sort of propoganda still availible to read on the internet

saying sorry sometimes is not enough , Just like the recent lies in the J post , we will be defending against trash like that for months

January 17, 2006 10:21 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the nucelar bomb that iran r doin is wrong i will not stand for it.
all they r doing is destroying trheir own land it is a stuiped thing 2 do Iran r going crazy that is why us people should stop this bomb.

January 18, 2006 8:19 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We must stop Iran from this nucalar bomb will kill many or even worse kill their friends and relitives we must stop this from happening otherwise it will and us humans will not live in peace

January 18, 2006 8:22 am  
Blogger _H_ said...

What Nuclear bomb Anonymous ?

why do you think they are making a bomb ?

Even if they had a bomb who do you think they would use it on ?

Israel ?

They would kill thousands of Palastinians (the people they support so strongly)

I understand that you are worried. When people keep telling you something it makes it sound like it must be true but nobody knows that Iran is building a bomb..

I would normally remove your comment for it is clear you have not read the first comment in this thread that says "Notes to readers before leaving comments"

But it seems you may be genuinly concerned by what you have read or seen on TV

Try reading this

Please do not believe everything you see and read

and please try and read the first comment first if you choose to reply

January 18, 2006 8:41 am  
Blogger DJEB said...

Indeed, what nuclear bomb r u talking about anon? As _H_ is fond of saying, if you have some evidence that Iran has or is building a nuclear weapon, please forward that information to the IAEA immediately.

January 18, 2006 5:20 pm  

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