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3/5/05

International nuclear technology conference opens in Tehran

Tehran, March 5, IRNA -- The two-day International Conference on Nuclear Technology and Sustainable Development opened here on Saturday in the presence of Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Hassan Rowhani.


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Nuclear experts from Iran and 11 foreign countries as well as 12 international organizations active in the sphere of nuclear issues are participating at the conference.

The conference is held in two scientific-technical and political-legal aspects to prepare appropriate grounds for Iranian intellectuals and experts to become more familiar with scientists from foreign countries.

Meanwhile, Iran's stance on peaceful use of nuclear technology will be outlined for foreign participants.


photo: ISNA

The use of nuclear technology for medical treatment, international peace and security, challenges and threats, Iran's nuclear challenges, Iran's nuclear opportunity and diplomacy and nuclear threat in the Middle East region are among the important issues to be raised at the conference.

The SNSC secretary is scheduled to deliver a speech at the inaugural ceremony of the conference. He is also to take part in a press conference attended by domestic and foreign reporters on Iran's nuclear case and the country's negotiations with Europe.

Foreign ambassadors to Iran including the ambassadors of Kuwaiti and Palestinian are expected to attend the international conference.

The International Conference on Nuclear Technology and Sustainable Development is being held jointly by the Foreign Ministry, Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO), the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council (EC).

Rowhani: Iran seeks legal settlement of problems in nuclear talks

Iran's top nuclear chief negotiator here on Saturday said Iran, in its nuclear talks with the European states seeks settlement of problems through legal channels and within the frameworks of international regulations and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

"The United States intends to turn Iran's nuclear case into a crisis and then lead it to an international security issue by increasing tension while several countries have expressed concern over the US behavior and hegemony," Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Hassan Rowhani said as he was addressing the International Conference on Nuclear Technology and Sustainable Development.

"Iran's transparent performance on nuclear issues and its full cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency resulted in public confidence," he added.

The international concerns have been removed through an appropriate stance that Iran has adopted, the SNSC secretary said, adding the world has gained confidence that Iran's nuclear program is totally peaceful.

"It has been proved for states that international regulations including (the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) NPT and the international organizations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency are capable of removing current probable concerns through implementation of legal regulations," Rowhani continued.

The IAEA showed it enjoys capabilities to play its main role to remove concerns over proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, he stressed.

He cited Iran's talks with Europe on nuclear issues and prevention of tension as among factors behind establishment of peace and stability in the region and said, "Today, we are facing peace and stability in our sensitive and strategic region thanks to the correct path Iran has taken which is acceptable to most states."

"Iran's signing of the NPT Additional Protocol and its voluntary implementation as well as full cooperation with the IAEA mean Iran's peaceful nuclear activities are guaranteed in the future.

"Undoubtedly, complete implementation of the Additional Protocol will be the best guarantee for Iran's nuclear activities to remain peacefully," Rowhani further stressed.

The two-day International Conference on Nuclear Technology and Sustainable Development opened here on Saturday.

Nuclear experts from Iran and 11 foreign countries as well as 12 international organizations active in the sphere of nuclear issues are participating at the conference.

The conference is held in two scientific-technical and political-legal aspects to prepare appropriate grounds for Iranian intellectuals and experts to become more familiar with scientists from foreign countries.

Meanwhile, Iran's stance on peaceful use of nuclear technology will be outlined for foreign participants.

Aqazadeh:Getting access to nuclear technology, unavoidable

Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) Gholamreza Aqazadeh said here Saturday that gaining access to the nuclear technology and developing its related knowledge are unavoidable for continuation of human life.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the International Conference on Nuclear Energy and Sustainable Development, Aqazadeh added human's prosperity in coming decades is entangled with manipulation and correct use of modern knowledge and available resources of the countries.

"Self-depriving is not approved by any criterion," he said, stressing the usage of nuclear technology in the medical, agricultural and industrial fields.

He pointed to the exploitation of different national resources and replacement of clean energy, development of nuclear energy, production and supply of nuclear fuel and construction of heavy water reactors for production of electricity and medical isotopes as the main requirements of the country in order to establish sustainable development in 20 years' time.

He referred to gaining independence in all aspects, particularly in the modern technology sector, as the main factor behind the establishment of sustained and long-term development.

He said that development of Iran's nuclear technology in the current decade has been the result of the utmost efforts made by Iranian intellectuals in this regard.

The inaugural ceremony of the International Conference on Nuclear Technology and Sustainable Development was attended by Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Hassan Rowhani, foreign ambassadors to Tehran and foreign nuclear experts.

The conference which is held at the Expediency Council's Strategic Research Center will conclude its work on Sunday afternoon with the delivery of the closing speech by EC Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

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