BFnews: The US must respect rights of the Iranian nation because this will prepare the ground for bilateral cooperation which will be beneficial to both sides, said President Ahmadinejad in an address to Iranian nationals residing in the US continent which was broadcast live on Iran's Jaam-e-Jam TV network.
In fact, the US sanctions against Iran are sanctions against itself, he said, adding the US administration currently faces an economic crisis that Iran does not, IRNA reported on Thursday.
Despite US sanction, Iran has achieved great progress and established good trade ties with European countries, he pointed out.
The Iranian chief executive emphasized that the US should find ways to resolve its economic crisis and improve its trade ties.
Ahmadinejad stated that the world today needs development, stressing the Iranian nation has the potential to present a new approach to countries.
He stressed the importance of making developments in Iran, saying the Iranian nation deserves to live at high economic and political levels.
“We have always played an effective and influential role in the international scene and have the capacity to become a top economic power in the world,” the Iranian president concluded.
President Ahmadinejad travelled to New York at the head of a high-ranking delegation on Monday. He is scheduled to deliver a speech at the 66th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly about the Islamic Republic's stance on latest international developments on Thursday.
On June 9, 2010, the United Nations Security Council approved a US-engineered resolution imposing a fourth round of sanctions on Iran, particularly targeting its energy and financial sectors over unverified allegations that the country is pursuing a clandestine nuclear weapons program.
Shortly after the UN sanctions, the US imposed fresh unilateral sanctions against Iran's financial and energy sectors.
Iran says that as a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency and a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, it has a right to pursue and utilize nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, including electricity generation and medical research.
Source : Press TV