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Ayatollah Reaffirms Iran’s Peaceful Nuclear Intentions

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Posted on Aug 30, 2012
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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told heads of state from nonaligned countries that Tehran “has no interest in nuclear weapons but will keep pursuing peaceful nuclear energy.”

“Our motto is nuclear energy for all and nuclear weapons for none,” Khamenei told leaders gathered at a 120-nation conference in the Iranian capital.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

Reuters via The Huffington Post:

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, attending the Tehran summit, urged Khamenei late on Wednesday to take concrete steps to prove Iran’s nuclear work is peaceful.

In his speech, Khamenei criticised the U.N. Security Council as an illogical, unjust and defunct relic of the past used by the United States “to impose its bullying manner on the world”.

“They (Americans) talk of human rights when what they mean is Western interests. They talk of democracy when what they have is military intervention in other countries,” he added.

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