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Iran's Nuclear Society: Iran's nuclear challenge rooted in past

Tehran, Feb 4, IRNA-Iran's Nuclear Society in a letter to the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan Saturday said that the recent challenge facing Iran in its nuclear program is rooted in the past and that it has nothing to do with transparency of the country's nuclear activities.

Turning to the West's opposition to Iran since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the letter added during the invasion of the former Iraqi regime on Iran when the use of weapons of mass destruction was witnessed, those countries claiming to advocate world peace did not show any reaction.

Addressing the secretary general, the letter said that before the victory of the Islamic Revolution, access to nuclear energy in Iran was recommended by foreign advisors and there was no ban on transfer and sale of nuclear power plant and equipment to the country.

"In the first and second phases of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant project were being implemented by one of the European countries and the studies on construction of 20 more were on the agenda of the western states.

"But today, it is witnessed that transfer of nuclear energy to Iran is prevented and they are intent on limiting nuclear research by Iranian experts."

Turning to the interconnection of various sciences and the applications of every science in other sciences in the light of the progress achieved on the domestic scene, the letter said that the nuclear knowledge is no exception and the range of its application has developed both in the energy sector as well as many other sciences and engineering fields.

It noted, "History proves that scientific developments have never been limited within the geographical boundaries of the world countries and that human knowledge has developed under the light of exchange of information and discoveries of scientists.

"However, it is so unfortunate that for quite a time Iran, in particular the Iranian scholars and researchers in the nuclear field have been subject to great pressure on account of the policies of some countries in violation of international and academic laws." In its letter, Iran's Nuclear Society called upon Annan and the world scientific and cultural figures and assemblies to react to the influence of politics in scientific and research fields, take measures to eliminate unjust discrimination and establish healthy relations in the sector.

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