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Iran won't abandon nuclear technology

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday that Iran will not abandon its right to peaceful nuclear energy under despite Western pressure, the official IRNA news agency reported.

india Updated: Jun 02, 2006 23:54 IST

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday that Iran will not abandon its right to peaceful nuclear energy under despite Western pressure, the official IRNA news agency reported.

"Pressure of some Western countries to force Iran to abandon its right (to nuclear technology) will not get a result," IRNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.

Major world powers are preparing to deliver a pivotal proposal to Iran combining incentives to halt work that could produce nuclear weapons with a threat of UN Security Council action if it refuses.

IRNA said Ahmadinejad made the remarks at a meeting with the visiting head of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference.

"Our activities have been based on the International Atomic Energy Agency's regulations and we have had maximum cooperation with them and there is no sign or reason for us not to cooperate with the agency," Ahmadinejad said.

"Unfortunately, some countries which have nuclear arsenals and are not a signatory the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ... want to deprive us from our obvious right," he said in an apparent reference to Israel.