Sunday Mar 04, 201210:19 AM GMT
Tunisia expresses support for Iran's nuclear energy program
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits the country’s nuclear power plant in the central city of Natanz. (File photo)
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Tunisia’s stance is clear. We, along with other countries of the world, support access to various technologies, particularly peaceful nuclear energy.”

Tunisian Ambassador to Iran Mohammad al-Hasayeri

Tunisian Ambassador to Iran Mohammad al-Hasayeri has voiced his country’s support for the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program, dismissing Western threats and sanctions against Tehran.


“Tunisia’s stance is clear. We, along with other countries of the world, support access to various technologies, particularly peaceful nuclear energy,” said al-Hasayeri.

He expressed his optimism that the Iranian nuclear issue would be settled through diplomatic means and argued that sanctions and threats of war against Iran amount to the violation of Tehran’s right to have access to peaceful nuclear technology.

Commenting on the exchange of diplomatic delegations between Iran and Tunisia, al-Hasayeri said Tunisian President Moncef al-Marzouqi has recently expressed his willingness to visit Tehran while Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi is scheduled to pay an official visit to Tunisia in April.

The United States, the Israeli regime and some of their allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program, using the pretext to impose unilateral and international sanctions against Iran and threaten the country with a military attack.

Israeli officials have recently ramped up their war rhetoric, threatening Iran with military strikes in case the US-engineered sanctions against the country fail to force Tehran into abandoning its nuclear energy program.

This is while the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has never found any evidence indicating that Tehran's nuclear energy program has been diverted to a nuclear weapons program.

The Tel Aviv regime, however, is widely believed to possess between 200 and 400 atomic warheads, something that it has never denied under its official policy of nuclear ambiguity.

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