Saturday, September 17, 2005

Iran needs atomic energy?

Iran Proclaims Right to Nuclear Energy

UNITED NATIONS -

Iran's president proclaimed his country's "inalienable right" to produce nuclear fuel Saturday, defiantly rejecting a European offer of economic incentives if the Mideast nation would halt its uranium enrichment program.

In a fiery speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denied his nation had any intention of producing nuclear weapons. To prove that, he offered foreign countries and companies a role in Iran's nuclear energy production.


The Iranian leader lashed out at the United States for its insistence on keeping its nuclear weapons even as it rejected Iran's efforts to build a peaceful energy program.

He said Iran has a right to produce nuclear fuel under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and implicitly accused the Europeans and Americans of "misrepresenting" Iran's desire for civilian nuclear energy "as the pursuit of nuclear weapons."

You know, Ahmadnejad has a valid poin. After Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait, Iran only has the fourth largest pertroleum reserves on the entire planet. Clearly they need nuclear energy.

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