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Ahmadinejad back home
Tehran, June 4, IRNA - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Tehran Wednesday morning after a one-day visit to Rome, Italy, where he took part in the UN food summit.

Speaking to reporters upon arrival in Tehran, President Ahmadinejad said that Iran had offered to the FAO emergency meeting some breakthroughs to get rid of the ongoing food crisis.

He said that on the sidelines of the meeting, he had had meetings and held detailed discussions with certain world officials and the UN Chief on regional issues relating to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lebanon, as well as on general global issues and Iranian nation's expectations of the UN and its head in particular to safeguard rights of nations.

He added that he had also had two press conferences and riefings with reporters of different media and three Italian TV stations and a highly circulated daily in Rome.

He noted that furthermore, he had had meetings with Italian and Iranian traders, industrialists and businessmen as well as Iranians residing in Italy.

Rome, June 4, IRNA - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Tuesday that as two civilized and influential states, Iran and Japan should get prepared for a world without the US.

"The US domination is on the fall. Iran and Japan as two civilized and influential nations should get ready for a world minus the US," President Ahmadinejad told Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda on the sidelines of the UN food summit on Tuesday.

President Ahmadinejad also called for long-term cooperation between Iran and Japan.

"Enemies do not wish Iran and Japan to find their historical and true status. The time has come for both countries to draw up the horizon for their long-term cooperation," Ahmadinejad noted.

He said that based on historical evidence, Iran has always been the promoter of peace and stability in the region and the world.

"No body or power can wipe Iran off the world scene and Iranian nation of course can well manage its affairs under such an atmosphere," he said.

He went on to say that Iran's progress is not against any country and expansion of friendly relations with all countries based on mutual respect is the absolute policy of the country.

Being sure of peaceful nature of its nuclear activities, Iran for the first time proposed formation of a nuclear consortium, said the Iranian president, adding that Iran has a humanitarian solution and proposal even for the world's only forged regime, i.e.

the Zionist Regime: Holding a referendum with participation of all Palestinians.

He stressed that Iran and Japan can not accept extra demands.

"Iran and Japan should launch coordinated measures and actions against the countries that use nuclear technology for non-peaceful and military purposes. And as victims of Weapons of Mass Destruction, they (Iran and Japan) should form a front to proceed the cause for nuclear disarmament."

The President then said as the IAEA report testifies, Iran's nuclear activities have been peaceful and due to the same reason, Iranian nation is steadfast to continue the path.

He then announced that Iran welcomes cooperation with Japan for peaceful use of nuclear technology.

Tehran-Tokyo relations and cooperation can further expand in all fields, he added.

Fukuda for his part hoped for all-out expansion of Iran-Japan ties and said the two countries' officials will in the future have meetings in each other's capitals.

He also thanked Iran for securing release of Japanese hostages.

He went on to say that Tokyo believes Iran's nuclear activities are peaceful and civilian. "Iran is entitled to peaceful use of nuclear technology for energy generation. It should however find other means for optimal energy consumption and Japan is ready to help Iran in that respect."

He also stressed economizing oil consumption and said using new methods will save oil reserves by up to 10 times.

He requested Iran to use his country's experience in construction of nuclear power plants on the basis of new technology.


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