France To Help Iran
With Nuclear Technology
TEHRAN (MNA) -- In a meeting with President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in Tehran on Tuesday, French Ambassador Bernard Poletti said his country is ready to cooperate with Iran in the production of nuclear electricity.
France is aware of Iran's concerns and its demand to access to nuclear technology for the production of nuclear electricity and is prepared to cooperate in this regard, he added.
The French ambassador to Tehran also presented a letter from Jacques Chirac to the Iranian president and expressed hope that he would be able to play a constructive role in the promotion of ties between the two countries during his mission to Iran.
Ahmadinejad said Iran's announcement that it is prepared to accept other countries as partners in its nuclear activities was the best and most important proposal for confidence building, transparency, and proving the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program.
However, the French government's position toward Iran's nuclear program is a hurdle to the expansion of ties between the two states, the president observed, noting, "Public opinion in Iran regards France as reasonable, free, and a supporter of justice, and due to this view, it was expected that the government of that country would be on the side of Iran in the nuclear issue."
Ahmadinejad stated that Iran does not seek nuclear arms and not only does not need such arms but also calls for total nuclear disarmament throughout the world.
"Unfortunately, despite all the cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, through the adoption of some unjust positions, some countries are trying to impose their views on the Iranian nation."
It is absurd that certain countries that possess stockpiles of nuclear weapons are trying to undermine Iran's civilian nuclear program, the president said, adding, "No free and independent country in the world would accept such an imposition.
"Our nation has been disturbed by the recent behavior of France, and it is expected that the government of France will take positive and constructive steps in order to remedy the damage to bilateral relations."



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