Statement by Iranian Vice President Aghazadeh to the IAEA

May 6, 2003

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
The Islamic Republic of Iran which took its first serious step in this field in the mid 1950s by establishing the Atomic Center of Tehran University has based its nuclear development program on peaceful use of this advanced technology. My country's nuclear development plan has been subject to variations from time to time, but because of the striking impact of nuclear technology on scientific, economic and social indicators and sustainable development in general, our government and people are determined to open their way through the tortuous path of the peaceful use of nuclear technology despite all difficulties and imposed restrictions.