Nuclear-armed states try to prevent Iran’s civilian nuclear progress - Ahmadinejad
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that the countries which possess nuclear weapons are making efforts to prevent Iran from making achievements in the area of nuclear technology for civilian uses, MNA reported.
Ahmadinejad made the remarks during a meeting with a number of officials working in the country's nuclear industry in Tehran on Sunday.
"The great Iranian nation actually safeguarded their glory and humanitarian dignity through standing firm in regard to the nuclear issue. And the enemies should not assume that they can block the clear path of the Islamic Iran's progress in science and technology through assassinating a number of our country's scientists," Ahmadinejad stated.
"Now, most of the countries that are obstructing the progress of the Islamic Republic of Iran themselves have atom bombs, and, on the other hand, they have created the fake Zionist regime and have equipped it with atom bombs, and, everyday, they say that all options are on the table," he added.
The Iranian president also said, "The enemies' problem is not enrichment or the production of 3.5 percent-enriched fuel, they are saying that Iran has crossed the threshold they had set."
He added, "Peaceful nuclear energy has not yet been used in the country's industry", he stated, adding, "Currently, there is one power plant in the country using this energy after 37 years, which has not yet been completed. Therefore, we have to make great achievements through reliance on our capabilities."