Nuclear Know-How a Valuable Legacy

Nuclear Know-How a Valuable LegacyNuclear Know-How a Valuable Legacy

The Majlis speaker underlined the necessity of pursuing nuclear rights to ensure that generations to come will inherit a "valuable" legacy of nuclear know-how.

"What matters most (in the nuclear negotiations with the major powers) is that the (nuclear) knowledge should be safeguarded as a valuable legacy for the country," Ali Larijani was quoted by IRNA as saying in a public address on Friday.

Pointing to considerable efforts by domestic scientists to gain such knowledge, he said as far as the nuclear issue is concerned, the framework within which the establishment is working is "clear", rejecting the demand by some western countries that Iran should renounce its right to nuclear know-how.

The West, however, has recognized the fact that Iran cannot be deprived of this right and it has been "acknowledged by US President (Barak Obama) who said in an interview that even if we enter war with Iran on the nuclear issue, it is not possible to seize their nuclear knowledge."

"Indigenous knowledge will never cease to exist and they will have to surrender in the face of the nation's resolve."

Iran has always asserted its right to uranium enrichment and insisted on the recognition of this right as a precondition to enter the negotiations over its nuclear program which the major powers asked for two years before the last administration left office in August 2013, Larijani said.

  Resistance Economy  

Highlighting the importance of the full implementation of the resistance economy, he said, "(As) the Leader of the Islamic Revolution has repeatedly stated, if we help pave the way for domestic development and fulfillment of the objectives of the resistance economy and enable the public to take charge of the country's economic fate, the enemy will be forced to give up its excessive demands (in the talks)."

Some of the six nations (the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China), which are in talks with Iran to finalize a nuclear deal by a June 30 deadline, have demanded that the prospective deal should require Tehran to provide access to its military sites for inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency and to allow meetings with nuclear scientists for interview.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and other officials have on many occasions made clear that Iran would not compromise its national secrets under the "pretext" of IAEA inspections.

The Leader has called for a boost in domestic production to help mitigate the effects of the sanctions imposed on the country over its nuclear program, describing the improvement of domestic production as "the backbone" of efforts to "solve the country's problems and realize (the objectives of) the resistance economy."

"The Leader has emphasized the importance of the resistance economy. So everyone should carry out their duties (to promote it). The public should get involved, the lawmakers should pass the required laws and the government should create (other) necessary conditions," Larijani added.