As the West pushes for new sanctions
against Iran, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) moves to issue a new
statement, voicing its support for Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.
Egypt’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) read
the newly-issued NAM statement in a Wednesday meeting of nuclear
watchdog’s board of governors.
“NAM confirms the basic and inalienable right of all states to the
development, research, production and use of atomic energy for peaceful
purposes, without any discrimination and in conformity with their
respective legal obligations,” the statement said.
“Therefore, nothing should be interpreted in a way as inhibiting or
restricting the right of states to develop atomic energy for peaceful
purposes,” it added.
“States’ choices and decisions including those of the Islamic
Republic of Iran in the field of peaceful uses of nuclear technology and
its fuel cycle policies must be respected,” the 118-member movement
said in its statement.
“NAM reaffirms the inviolability of peaceful nuclear activities and
that any attack or threat of attack against peaceful nuclear activities,
operational or under construction, poses a serious threat to human
beings and the purposes of the Charter of the United Nation and of the
regulations of the IAEA,” it said… >>>