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News number: 8810231549

19:12 | 2010-01-13

Nuclear

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Iranian FM Urges Nations' Equal Right to Access N. Energy

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Wednesday underlined the necessity for replacing fossil fuels with nuclear energy, and urged for free and equal access of all nations to the nuclear energy.



"If peaceful nuclear energy can be utilized at the service of the countries' interests - which should be used - then using it should be a possibility available to all because (resources of) fossil fuels are limited and will soon run dry and also considering that nuclear energy can be employed in tens of fields," Mottaki said in a ceremony to inaugurate a new website at the Foreign Ministry which will cover issues related to nuclear technology.

"If nuclear weapons are merely a means of destruction - which is so - …, then no one should have access to it," Mottaki added.

The minister noted that Iran's logical motto of "nuclear energy for all, nuclear weapons for no one" has already opened its way into different social strata in the international community.

The Iranian foreign ministry on Wednesday opened up a new website, named "Iran and nuclear technology" to deepen the insight of the public opinion into nuclear developments. The site is available at www.irannuclear.net.

Regarding the new web site, Mottaki said that the website presents various nuclear-related information and developments in technical, political, legal, historical and geographical areas.

During the last 15 years, Tehran has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.