Tehran, Jan 22, IRNA-Large number of Iranian athletes, many of them holders of national titles in different fields of sports, on Sunday afternoon held demonstrations in front of the center for research studies at Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) in Isfahan and formed a symbolic human chain to display national support for civilian nuclear program.
The demonstration took place simultaneously with national conference of the Physical Education Organization in Isfahan.
The athletes chanted slogans of 'nuclear energy is our legitimate right', 'Death to US', and 'Death to Israel'.
They acknowledged their support for the national nuclear program.
Executive Director of UCF Behrooz Aqa-Ebrahimi Samani delivered a brief statement to the athletes and said that nuclear energy has a variety of civilian utilities.
"The civilian application of nuclear energy serves welfare while military application causes destruction of human community," he said.
"The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution has said on several occasions that Iranian religious leaders and Iranian culture never permit the use of nuclear energy for any other purpose other than civilian," Aqa-Ebrahimi said.
He said that Iranian scientists have made clear their objection to the use nuclear energy for military purpose and they will spare no efforts to help Iran attain self-sufficiency in the field of nuclear energy.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran calls for elimination of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)," he said.
Iran is the vanguard in opposing use of nuclear technology for military purpose, Aqa-Ebrahimi said.
He said that technology of processing uranium has become a national industry and Iran needs nuclear energy for civilian and peaceful purposes.
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