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News number: 8807211274

16:22 | 2009-10-13

Politics

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Iraqi Activist Lauds Iran's N. Achievements

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iraqi activist praised Iran's progress in area of civilian nuclear technology, and underlined that such advancements have made Iran a role model for the other Muslim states.



"The Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear advancements are an honor for all the Islamic states and can make other Arab and Muslim countries active (in this regard)," member of the Iraqi Students Union Mahmoud Jasim Heidar Kabi told FNA on Tuesday.

"Iran is moving forward by pursuing its nuclear program, but the West is against it. Other Arab states are doing nothing in this field," Kabi added.

Iran says its nuclear program is a peaceful drive to produce electricity so that the world's fourth-largest crude exporter can sell more of its oil and gas abroad. The US and its western allies allege that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program while they have never presented corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations against the Islamic Republic.

Tehran also stresses that the country is pursuing a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.

Analysts believe that the US is at loggerheads with Iran due mainly to the independent and home-grown nature of Tehran's nuclear technology, which gives the Islamic Republic the potential to turn into a world power and a role model for other third-world countries.

Washington has laid much pressure on Iran to make it give up the most sensitive and advanced part of the technology, which is uranium enrichment, a process used for producing nuclear fuel for power plants.

Elsewhere, Kabi reminded the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979, and noted, "Since the onset of the Islamic Revolution in Iran by the late Imam Khomeni, it has affected Muslim states in a specific way and brought Iran on top of all Islamic states."