Iran will now be talking to the world in a different language after it has joined the world's nuclear club, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Tuesday evening.
Addressing a gathering of elites and scholars in this north- eastern province, the president said: "Our nation desires peace and tranquility for the entire world and has never been the author of conflict all throughout history." On the other hand, he added, conflicts have been created for the Iranian nation from the outside." His remarks were part of a speech he delivered during a visit to this holy city and in which he announced the "good news" he promised the Iranian people, that is, that Iran had successfully enriched uranium on laboratory scale at a percentage needed for fuel for a nuclear power station on Sunday (April 9).
"With the blessings of God Almighty and with the help of Iran's youth, today we perfected the A to Z of technology that is used to produce nuclear fuel and we have the capability to produce it," said the president proudly.
Noting that Iran's success in the production of nuclear fuel is still on the laboratory scale, Ahmadinejad added: "Based on our wise plans, God willing we will move on quickly to the level of industrial production (of nuclear fuel).
"This will, of course, make our enemies angry because today, real power is in the persistence, knowledge, culture and civilization of nations," the president said.
That is why, he went on to say, when the Iranian nation made the decision (to pursue nuclear energy) global equations were changed." Ahmadinejad, recalling years of sanctions imposed by the enemies, said: "When we were weak, the enemies were not able to cause us any harm. Now that our nation has added to its successes, we will move on in this long, honorable track."