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Iran: Varsity students, teachers form human chain in front of Bushehr power plant

Tehran, Oct 22, IRNA-More than 2,000 university students and teachers on Saturday formed a human chain in front of Bushehr power plant to display support for national nuclear program for civilian utility.

Wearing shroud, they chanted slogans to denounce US and British hostile policy toward Iran aimed at hampering civilian nuclear program.

"US, US, only God is protecting Iran', 'Nuclear energy is our legitimate right', 'We defend our territory', 'Nuclear apartheid is unlawful', 'Iranian dies, but, does not accept humiliation', etc were some of the slogans.

Chancellor of Bushehr University of Medical Education Mohammad Amiri said on behalf of chancellors of other universities of Bushehr province that nuclear energy is a technology whose access is inalienable right of every nation owing to its numerous application for medical treatment.

"Iranian officials have time and again announced that national nuclear program is civilian and in line with Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and Safeguards Agreement of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)," he said.

He condemned any measure to hamper access of Iranian academic community to nuclear technology and said that Iranians will seriously follow up the national program and will not spare any effort to attain this goal.

Deputy Chancellor of Islamic Azad University for students affairs Falaknaz Atashi said that progress and development of nations depend on progress of science and all the developing nations have the right to possess nuclear science and technology for civilian objectives.

He said that the developed states take advantage of nuclear energy even in their villages and that it is unacceptable to any freedom loving individual to see their double standard by enforcing nuclear apartheid.

The university Basij (volunteer forces) sponsored the gathering.

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