Boroujerdi: West's Outlook on Iran's Nuclear Dossier Biased

December 7, 2005

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Chairman Alaeddin Boroujerdi said here Wednesday that the outlook of West on Iran's nuclear dossier is political and biased.

Speaking at the nuclear conference held at Tehran Azad University, he added that the West can hardly accept Iran's potential for access to indigenous nuclear technology accounting for the national independence.

"The West has launched an extensive psychological warfare against Iran in the field of nuclear issue to attract the attention of the world public opinion. Conscious resistance aiming to protect the country's legal and international rights is the only way to abort such attempts."

"Given the limited oil reserves, access to and promotion of nuclear know-how as a reliable substitute for the future is quite vital. We should proceed in such a way that we would not be ashamed of the future generation," he added.

Boroujerdi noted that under the present conditions, there is no need to make rush decisions rather any relevant activities should continue within the framework of the Safeguard Agreement and the UN nuclear watchdog regulations.

"At present, fulfillment of nuclear goals is the most important duty, which should be proceeded consciously and through unity," he added.

Saying that no official proposal on transferring the nuclear fuel cycle to any other country has so far been received, he noted Iran's prerequisite for completing the nuclear cycle in Iran and other countries simultaneously under international supervision.

In response to a question about the approach of the former Iranian nuclear negotiating team, he said that at that time if leniency in policies did not take place, confidence building on the international scene would have been impossible.

Concerning the propaganda against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the international community and its impact on the country's nuclear dossier, Boroujerdi said that Iran's nuclear activities is a national issue and beyond the governments.

"As a consulting body, the National Security Council is involved in drawing up the policy governing the nuclear strategy and members from various state organizations are included in it."

"Despite the great volume of propaganda raised against the new government by the major Western media, the approach of world countries to the issue is gradually being revised after getting acquainted with the actual structure of the government."