Iran's nuclear issue to be solved only through talks - Rapporteur of Majlis
(IRNA) - Rapporteur of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazem Jalali said here Thursday that the country's nuclear issue can only be solved through talks.
Speaking to IRNA, he said that the world realist states underline that negotiation is the only reasonable way to solve the issue.
Jalali said that the US pressure and lobby with the world community and the countries involved in Iran's nuclear issue has gone too far, reports Trend.
He stated that what is currently witnesses on the world scene is in fact a type of manifestation of rooted difference of opinion among Western states on their approach to Iran.
The MP said that given the upcoming US presidential election, President George W. Bush is after poisoning international atmosphere under the pretext of security to continue his warmongering policies, creating horror and bloodshed.
Turning to the support of 118 Non-Aligned Movement member states for Iran's use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes in Malaysia and Havana meetings as a proof that Iran deserves such a right, he regretted that despite the call for democracy throughout the world, it cannot be promoted.
Jalali pointed to the Supreme Leader's remarks about the need to continue nuclear activities and said, "It has been announced several times that we do not intend to use nuclear energy for non-peaceful purposes and actually condemn it anywhere in the world."
"Iran seeks a world free from nuclear weapons and continues calling on the world countries to put aside such weapons.
"As an NPT member, Iran has been following a peaceful nuclear path under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors and within the relevant laws," he noted.
Stating that Iran believes that further development of nuclear weapons are not in the interests of global peace and security, he said that for many reasons Iran does not intend to use nuclear energy for non-peaceful purposes, one being the Supreme Leader's Fatwa (religious ruling) banning such use.
The Majlis rapporteur said that the security doctrine of the Islamic Republic of Iran rejects use of nuclear energy for non-peaceful purposes and referred to Iran as a country basically seeking peace, global security and support for the people of the world.