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9/30/05

IIPF Congress on Iran nuclear issue: Outlook of five party members

Tehran, Sept 29, IRNA-On the sidelines of the Eighth Congress of he Islamic Iran Participation Front (IIPF) here Thursday, Ebrahim Yazdi, Rajabali Mazrouie, Mohammad Tavassoli, Abbas Abdi and Azam Taleqani attended a press conference and expressed their views on the country's nuclear dossier.

EBRAHIM YAZDI: Access to nuclear technology is Iran's right

Speaking to reporters, secretary general of the Freedom Movement, Ebrahim Yazdi, dismissed the pressures exerted upon Iran to deprive it of such a right.

He underlined that aggravating the nuclear crisis would be against the national interests.

RAJABALI MAZROUIE: The door is open for negotiation

Addressing the media, member of IIPF Central Council, Rajabali Mazrouie said, "Given that the recent resolution of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors contains the option of negotiation, we are in position to accept part of the proposals and in turn obtain some concessions.

Turning to confidence building as a basic way for putting an end to the current impasse, he said that this can be partially achieved by eliminating the causes of concern.

He urged that Iran should pick up a rational approach towards the resolution proposed by the Agency.

MOHAMMAD TAVASSOLI: Iranian nation is entitled to peaceful use of atomic energy

Member of the Freedom Movement, Mohammad Tavassoli, noted that despite having the inalienable right for access to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, it should not be earned at the cost of endangering the national security.

"We should not act in such a way as to make the world reach consensus against Iran's nuclear program," he told reporters.

The political activist noted that in order to end the current nuclear crisis, it is required to be realistic and assess the national capacities and facilities properly.

ABBAS ABDI: Iran should reinforce its domestic potentials

Another IIPF member, Abbas Abdi said that any government wishing to have access to nuclear technology in the world of today, should strengthen its internal capacities.

"If a government succeeds in doing so, the world will get along with it. Otherwise it would have no other option but to give up, since the world is one of force," he added.

In response to a question on suggesting a way out of the new impasse over the nuclear issue, he noted that those having pushed the dossier to the present condition are to propose a way out of it, adding that they should however avoid sanction and war.

AZAM TALEQANI: Nuclear fuel is a national requirement

Secretary General of the the Islamic Revolution Women's Society, Azam Taleqani, referred to "access to the nuclear fuel cycle" as a national need and noted that this should be materialized through global confidence building.

She reiterated that Iran should not provide its opponents with any excuses.

"Meanwhile, the agreements signed by Iran with other countries to this effect should not be disregarded," concluded the activist.

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