Turkish Premier Says World Peace Cannot Be Ensured By Nuclear Weapons
The Turkish prime minister said on Friday that world peace could never be ensured by proliferation of nuclear weapons, Anadolu reported.
Turkey's Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and he met in Tehran almost two weeks ago for world peace.
"Brazil says 'no' to nuclear weapons in its constitution, and we do have such an intention either, and we do not want nuclear weapons in our region," Erdogan told the Third Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Erdogan said all countries that did not want Iran to own nuclear weapons in fact did own those weapons.
"Let them destroy nuclear weapons in their territories, and give a good news for peace," he said.
Erdogan said Turkey's aim was to see a political order in the world in which no one was excluded, badly treated, or humiliated.
The Turkish prime minister said he believed everybody, the eastern and the western, should have a place on the table, and therefore he considered the gathering in Iran a diplomatic victory.
With the agreement signed by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Motaki and Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim in Tehran on May 17, Iran committed to give the 1200kg of 3.5% enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for 20% enriched uranium it will receive from Western countries to be used as fuel in the nuclear research reactor in Tehran.
Tehran will receive the enriched uranium from the Vienna Group, comprising of the United States, France, Russia and IAEA, in Turkey.