Iran to celebrate nuclear victory in February - government spokesman

Iran Materials 18 December 2006 17:32 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - Government spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham here on Monday said that the Iranian nation will celebrate a nuclear victory during the Ten-Day Dawn ceremonies marking the anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution (February 11-20).

Iran's access to the peaceful nuclear technology has been based on international rules and is under thorough supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), he told reporters, reports Trend.

The world should know that Iran's nuclear program has always been transparent and legal, he added.

Elham called on the international bodies and certain countries to refrain from hostile attitudes toward the Islamic Republic, stressing that "Tehran will never withdraw from its path." Asking a question on Tehran's future relations with the IAEA, he said the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) makes all decisions and the government is duty-bound to materialize such decisions.

Urging the international bodies to recognize Iran's legitimate rights, Elham said, "If they violate Iran's rights, Tehran will make use of its existing potentials to restore its rights." The Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly reiterated that it does not want to go out of the IAEA supervision, he said adding, "If they want to go beyond frameworks, they may naturally create new conditions. If they want to change conditions, they should make changes in their attitudes."

Elham added that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly announced that Iran is ready to provide other countries with its peaceful nuclear achievements to help them pursue healthy and clean energy for constructive objectives.

Iran's nuclear achievements benefit the entire world countries, particularly Iran's neighboring states, he said stressing that pursuance of peaceful nuclear technology is inalienable right of all countries.

The world recognizes the right of all states interested in pursuance of clean nuclear technology, he added.

As to critical situation in Iraq, he urged all Iraqi groups and parties to help strengthen their legitimate government.

"The Iraqi people and government should cooperate in order to establish peace and security in that war-torn country", he added.

The government spokesman called on the occupying forces "to change their attitude". If they change their attitude, the Islamic Republic of Iran, as a powerful country in the region will be ready to help establish security, he added.