N-pressures surprising: Iran's former President
(IranMania) - Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said political pressures are being exerted on Iran because of its nuclear activities, according to Iran Daily.
Khatami, who is currently in Kuwait, told reporters that the mounting pressures over its peaceful nuclear program, despite it being a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), are surprising, IRNA reported.
Irans nuclear case should be settled through negotiation and within the framework of the International Atomic Energy Agencys (IAEA) rules and regulations, he said.
Khatami, who heads the International Center for Dialogue Among Civilizations and Cultures, said the crisis created in the region over Irans peaceful nuclear activities will not benefit any party, reports Trend.
Underlining the need to maintain the regions security and stability, he said regional stability can only be defended through unity and friendship among all regional states.
Khatami arrived in Kuwait City on Sunday for a four-day visit during which he is scheduled to meet Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah.