President reiterates united stance in Iran on nuclear issue

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian president affirmed that the Iranian nation, leadership and administration have voiced a single and united stance on the country’s peaceful nuclear program, and underlined that nobody could ever force Iran to relinquish its legitimate nuclear rights.
“The nation, the leadership and the administration have all a single voice on the nuclear case. There exist no dual voices and there is a single voice,” President Hassan Rouhani told reporters in Tehran on Monday, before leaving for New York to attend an annual session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The president then explained that single voice means “yes to the peaceful nuclear technology and no to the nuclear weapons.”

Commenting on the nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the Iranian president reiterated that the Islamic Republic would agree on what necessitates more transparency under the international regulations, mutual respect and creation of mutual trust.

“We have a series of inalienable rights in the field of development and acquisition of peaceful nuclear technology for the country’s development, and we will not stop short of pursuing those goals, but at the same time, we want to create global trust and say that the Islamic Republic of Iran has never been and will never be after weapons of mass destruction,” he added.

The president noted that he also plans to talk about Iranophobia and Islamophobia in his address to the 69th UN General Assembly.

Meanwhile, in a message on his Twitter account on Monday, Rouhani said his speech at the forthcoming event will focus on the “real image of Iran and Islam, peaceful nuclear program and addressing terrorism in our region.”

A fresh round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) has started in New York.

The negotiations are expected to run until at least September 26 on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the UN.

In November 2013, Iran and world powers signed an interim deal in Geneva, which took effect on January 20 and expired six months later on July 20.

Back in July, Tehran and the G5+1 (alternatively known as the P5+1 or E3+3) agreed to extend negotiations until November 24 in the hope of clinching a final deal.

By Tasnim News Agency


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