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Hungary Reiterates Support for Iran's N. Rights
Hungarian Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi on Tuesday underlined his country's support for Iran's right to acquire and use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes
Hungary fully supports Iran's inalienable right to access civilian nuclear knowledge, while it also demands further transparency through talks and negotiations," Martonyi said in a meeting with visiting Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs Ali Ahani in Budapest today.
He underlined that the only way to end the nuclear dispute between Iran and the West is dialogue and talks.
The minister added that during its presidency over the European Union, his country will use all its power to speed up and strengthen the trend of negotiations between Tehran and the West.
The Iranian official, for his part, said that Iran, as a responsible member of the international community, will defend its inalienable right of access and use of the peaceful nuclear energy.
Washington and its Western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions for turning down West's calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.
Tehran has dismissed West's demands as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians' national resolve to continue the path.
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