Thursday, September 15, 2005

Iranian President Says
Iran Will Share Nukes
With Other Muslim States


From Little Green Footballs:



TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran is ready to share its nuclear technology, considered to be a front for bomb-making by Washington, with other Islamic countries, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying on Thursday.

The comments were likely to heighten Western concerns about Tehran’s nuclear program just ahead of a key meeting of the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog this month which could decide to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council for punitive action.

“The Islamic Republic never seeks weapons of mass destruction and with respect to the needs of Islamic countries, we are ready to transfer nuclear know-how to these countries,” the official IRNA news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.

The remarks were made during a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, IRNA said.