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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Iran's nuclear program is peaceful

Iran Materials 25 April 2006 11:30

Tehran, April 25 - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday, "Iranian and Sudanese governments and nations are friends and brothers and would maintain supporting one another."

The Iranian President made the comment in its joint press conference with newly arrived visiting Sudanese President Omaral-Bashir, adding, "Sudan is a large and important African country, with a great regional and international role, and Iran-Sudan ties, as two important and independent countries, are always improving."

Ahmadinejad emphasized, "The Iranian and Sudanese nations and governments have a joint enemy that is constantly after creating obstacles in the way of their advancement, and hatch plots against them."

The IRI President said that the extent of unity and solidarity between the two nations and governments is quite high, the stands adopted by Tehran and Khartoum at international communities are quite close to one another, and the two countries support one another in many occasions.

Stressing that there are no obstacles in the way of expansion of ties with Sudan, Ahmadinejad said, "Expansion of ties between the two countries serves the interests of nations, the region, and the Islamic world, particularly in terms of boosting peace and stability."

The Iranian President reiterated, "I am sure the government of Sudan would leave behind the problems wisely relying on its resistance, and conquer the peaks of pride victoriously."

Sudan's President al-Bashir, too, considered his state visit to Iran as a great opportunity to congratulate the Iranian nation and government for mastering the nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

He added, "Power and advancement of Islamic Republic of Iran is the power and pride for the entire Islamic counties in the region."

President al-Bashir emphasized, "Both Iran and Sudan have been under the pressure of oppressor powers and Khartoum believes all nations have the right to benefit from nuclear power for peaceful purposes."

Sudan's President considered the level of Tehran-Khartoum ties as "excellent" arguing, "Our two countries are normally harmonized in adapting political stands at international scenes, and if we could not say we are fully agreed in all cases, we can say that our stands are quite identical in majority of cases."

Stressing the need for strengthening the foundations of solidarity and unity among world Muslims, he said, "The Islamic countries can form a strong block if they would stand side by side of one another." Source www.iribnews

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