Elshlamani said all the world nations, including Iran, are entitled to the right to use civilian nuclear energy and should not be deprived of the energy.
He further stressed his country's resolve to expand ties with Tehran, saying that Iran is an influential country in the region.
Despite Iran's compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Washington and its Western allies accuse the country of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
Political observers believe that the United States has remained at loggerheads with Iran mainly over 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 the 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 plant.