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Iranian MPs condemn West threats against Iran nuclear program

Tehran, Feb 3, IRNA-Majlis deputies in a statement on Friday condemned pressures and threats leveled by the Western countries against Iran's peaceful nuclear activities. The statement, signed by 212 MPs and presented to Majlis Presiding Board, was read before Friday prayers sermons.

"Based on Article 4 of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and Article 3 of article of associations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), peaceful nuclear program is an inalienable right of all member states of these two important international complexes," the statement said.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has been a signatory to the NPT for over three decades. It has implemented all necessary measures to remove ambiguities on its nuclear activities and has taken all the transparency steps during the past three years.

"Today, the country is unfortunately faced with illogical pressures of powers who are not interested in progress and scientific development of other states.

"These powers express their explicit opposition to nuclear technology despite all international regulations.

"We, as deputies of the great Iranian nation, express our explicit and repeated opposition to any nuclear weapons and stress a world and a Middle East region free from nuclear weapons and announce our readiness to take any steps in this regard.

"We insist on inalienable right of the Iranian nation for access to peaceful nuclear program which was achieved by capable Iranian youth and stress that we will never renounce such a right at any price."

The MPs also stated, "The world should know all measures adopted by Iran were within the frameworks of international regulations and inalienable rights of the nation.

"Majlis deputies believe in negotiation, peaceful coexistence and good relations with countries."

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