E’temad was the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization at the time
of the Shah — when the US sponsored the Iranian nuclear program. He
was also the adviser to the Shah on nuclear issues.
founder of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEO) advises Tehran not
to give into political pressure over its nuclear program.
“In my opinion they (Western countries) have invented this problem
of [the Iranian] nuclear program just to put political pressure on
Iran,” Akbar E’temad said at a conference in London on Thursday.
The former nuclear scientist also welcomed direct US talks with
Iran provided that Washington adopts a marked shift in its stance
toward Tehran, a Press TV correspondent reported.
The US and its allies accuse Tehran of working toward obtaining
atomic weapons and demand that the country suspend its uranium