Khamenei:Iran wont give up nuke technology

Oct. 21, 2005 at 9:25 AM

TEHRAN, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Iran's spiritual guide Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Friday pledged Tehran will not give up its quest for peaceful nuclear technology.

Speaking at Friday sermon in a Tehran mosque, Khamenei said the Iranian people was able to acquire nuclear experience and it is a gifted, cultured and energetic people who will not wait for others to give it permission to possess anything."

"The Iranian people is asking for its right which is acknowledged by peoples of the world, but the main opponent in this matter is the U.S. administration which is influencing the position of European countries," Khamenei said, the Iranian News Agency, IRNA, reported.

He charged that dual-standard is being adopted in international relations "as some countries are allowed to acquire nuclear technology and other are denied such permission."

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