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We Do Not Believe in Making Atomic Bombs: Ahmadinejad from Ecuador
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Thursday Ecuador and met with its President Rafael Correa who defended Iran and criticized a damning IAEA report on Iran's nuclear program.
During the meeting, Correa asked "How can we accept these kind of reports?"
"The report concluded, in quotes, that Iran was developing nuclear weapons, something it has always denied, and we believe them," he added.
Following a 5-hour meeting with Ahmadinejad, the Ecuadorian president pointed out that "the same thing was done with Iraq. How is it possible that they don't learn? We want the IAEA's methods to be changed and that true global disarmament of nuclear weapons be sought."
For his part, Ahmadinejad said that "the hegemonic powers are against the progress and independence of other nations."
In a joint press conference with Correa, Ahmadinejad said that world powers owed other nations many apologies for their wrongdoings, adding that hegemonic powers had better learn the lessons of history and not add to their already long list of mistakes, noting "I advise the bullying powers to respect other nations and recognize their rights because up to now they owe other nations thousands of apologies."
On the nuclear issue, the Iranian president pointed out that "the nuclear question is a political excuse. They know that Iran is not looking to make atomic bombs... We do not believe in making atomic bombs."
Source: News Agencies, edited by moqawama.org
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