Tajikistan supports Iran's right to access nuclear energy

Iran Materials 4 April 2007 18:07 (UTC +04:00)

( IRNA ) - Tajikistan's First Deputy Foreign Minister Saimumin Yatimov said on Wednesday that his country supports the Iranian nation's right to access nuclear energy for peaceful use.

The statement was made at a press conference in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe.

Yatimov said that based on the laws of international conventions, all countries, including Iran is entitled to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

He noted that great hues and cries have been created over Iran's nuclear issue all over the world.

Turning to Iran as a friendly country and Tajikistan's strategic partner, he expressed deep worries of Tajiks over tension in the Persian Gulf area.

"We believe that the current crisis between Iran and Western countries should only be solved peacefully through talks," he added.

After issuance of anti-Iran resolution by the United Nations Security Council and considering the approach of US and West to Iran, the Tajik people and some of the country's officials expressed their dissatisfaction with their stance on Iran.

Meanwhile, the Tajik people and officials are greatly worried over the crisis being created against Iran.