Kazakhstan, Astana, Oct. 11 /Trend, A.Baizhanov/
Kazakhstan's position on the Iranian nuclear program is acceptable for Iran, Iranian Parliament's Speaker Ali Larijani told Trend in Astana on Monday.
"Kazakhstan and Iran oppose against nuclear weapons and against the development of nuclear technology for creating weapons, he said. - This should be the basis for cooperation between the two countries."
According to Larijani, both countries have the right to use all possibilities for the development of nuclear energy.
There are no problems with Iranian nuclear program, he said, because Iran's nuclear program is designed to meet civilian energy needs.
"However, the Western countries apparently misunderstood our position and divide countries into two groups: developed, which includes five or six states that have the right to possess nuclear weapons and developing countries, which should not, in their opinion, achieve the same level of nuclear technologies," Larijani said.
Regarding negotiations with the West, according to the speaker, Iran is ready to discussions, but "probably Iran and the West have different approaches and understanding of the situation."
"I am convinced that the relations should be based on mutual respect, and we have repeatedly said that we are ready for talks on Iran's nuclear program, they just do not understand us, because they pursue quite different goals, Larijani said. - But we can not be intimidated."
He noted that Iran is against the position to use force against his country.
Iranian Parliament's Speaker Ali Larijani's two-day visit to Kazakhstan began Sunday.