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Nuke cannot bring superiority, says Iran

2012-02-17 18:50

Islamabad - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday that nuclear-armed nations were not superior to others, a day after his sanctions-hit government told world powers it was ready to resume stalled atomic talks.

"[The] nuclear bomb is not going to bring about superiority," he told a joint news conference with his Afghan and Pakistani counterparts in Islamabad, addressing the predominantly English-speaking audience through a translator.

The United States and other Western powers accuse Iran of trying to build a nuclear bomb, but Tehran insists its atomic activities are for energy needs.

Iran told world powers it is ready to resume stalled nuclear talks at the earliest opportunity as long as they respect its right to peaceful atomic energy, according to a letter seen by AFP on Thursday.

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, made the offer to EU chief diplomat Catherine Ashton, who represents the United States, France, Britain, Germany, China and Russia in the talks.

On Friday, Ahmadinejad said Iran's relationship with nuclear-armed Pakistan was an example of an alliance that "is not because of nuclear bomb or weapons".

"The foundation of our political relationship is humanitarian and is based on common cultural values," he said.

"Promoting peace and fraternity are the common goals of the three countries and our nations. We have got hopes to a victory in future," he said.

Comments
  • James - 2012-02-17 19:04

    This is true however GDP makes some countries superior. USA $47,000 pppa, Israel $28,000 - aid =$20,000. SA $10,000, down from $14,000. Iran +-$15,000.

      Fidel - 2012-02-17 19:33

      Take $14 trillion debt and divide it by each household, and then you get the true GDP of the US.

      Putin the " - 2012-02-17 19:55

      Its actually $15,5trln and counting!

      Anthony - 2012-02-17 20:18

      If the USA would open its borders 3/4 of the world population would move there!!!! Maybe they know something you don't!!!

      Fidel - 2012-02-17 20:21

      Really, are you one of those? I like the internet, people qoute all sorts stats without any regard for truth or evidence.

      Fred - 2012-02-17 20:51

      The Internet, an American invention, as with your computer, your car, your lightbulbs, your airplane rides, etc., etc.

      Fidel - 2012-02-17 21:02

      And that is relevant because.........

      phathuchicos - 2012-02-17 21:07

      where are getting those screwed facts...is it wikipaedia?

      Fred - 2012-02-17 23:58

      Patrick, you're a rotten anti-Semite, a bigot and a liar.

      Fred - 2012-02-18 00:00

      Fidel, that's relevant because if your delusional hatred of the US were actually played out, you'd have no Internet or computer. Now that would be funny.

      Fidel - 2012-02-18 00:17

      Your comment demonstrates the shear idiocy of a person who has run out of arguments or perhaps a person who never had any or ever even bothered to have any. By the way I don't hate the US (how could I hate 300 million people, the majority whome I've never met) I hate American Imperialism. War and occupation can never be reconciled with the principles of democracy. And good nite Fred, lots of love......

      Fred - 2012-02-18 00:37

      What about Arab and Muslim "imperialism"? [I hate that word. It's such a fake victim-word]

      Gerhard - 2012-02-18 13:17

      Cuba: Average government employee salary $20 per month

  • mundu.olewega - 2012-02-17 19:28

    Ahmydinnerjacket speaks with forked tongue...the first chance he gets he will nuke Israel even if it spells the end of his country, all in the name of Islam.

      Sterling - 2012-02-17 23:52

      Israel is not important to Iran but, Arabian countries are.

  • Fred - 2012-02-17 19:33

    Shows what an inferiority complex this little man has

  • phathuchicos - 2012-02-17 20:59

    Amen to that...oh shall I say Amin to that!

  • Paul - 2012-02-18 07:40

    Don't you like Iran's subtle shift from we aren't making nuclear weapons to "[The] nuclear bomb is not going to bring about superiority". This is quite an admission, although Ahmadinejad is still in denial.

      Gerhard - 2012-02-18 13:21

      What has to be done, has to be done.

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