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Rafsanjani asks West not to create problem for world, region, Iran

Tehran, March 3, IRNA-Head of Iran's Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani advised the West here on Friday not to create problems for the world, the region, themselves, and Iran.

Addressing the worshipers at Tehran University, the interim Friday Prayer Leader of Tehran said that very faint signs of rationality, wisdom, and logic are observed in West's approach toward Iran's nuclear program, adding, "Such an illogical approach can lead to the emergence of problems for the world, the region, and Iran."

Rafsanjani emphasized, "The main axis of the Western countries' approach towards Iran's nuclear program is injustice, since it is determined to deal with Iran's natural right resorting to inappropriate methods."

Tehran Friday Preacher added, "Resorting to oppressive measures, the West intends to divert the natural path for solving Iran's nuclear problem and to block the path of (technological and scientific progress) a nation that has proceeded relying on its own talents and power."

He expressed hope that within the remaining few hours till final decision making those that have a hand in the matter would take care not to create problems for the region, for Iran and for themselves.

Hashemi Rafsanjani emphasized, "There is an easy way for untying a Gordian knot."

The worshipers present at the Friday Prayer ritual approved Hashemi's remarks, chanting the slogan, "Nuclear energy, our natural right."

Hojjatoleslam Rafsanjani, too, confirmed the slogan, arguing, "Taking advantage of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is the natural right of all countries and that is the reason why efforts aimed at depriving Iran of that right are quite irrational and illogical."

Rafsanjani added, "Since very sensitive negotiations are underway today over our country's nuclear program I would rather remain silent on the matter so that nothing would disturb the progress of those talks.

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