President in a meeting with former Japanese Prime Minister:
Iran and Japan should work toward a world free of atomic weapons
9 Apr 2012 12:06
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a remark in a meeting with former Japanese Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama, in Tehran on Sunday says Iran and Japan can work toward a world free of atomic weapons.
Bfnews: Underlining the need to rid the world of nuclear weapons, Dr. Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with former Japanese Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama, in Tehran on Sunday "no country should try to impose its will on others".
'The Islamic Republic of Iran is keen on developing cooperation with the Japanese government on issues consistent with the international peace and security and disarmament of nuclear weapons,' President Ahmadinejad said.
“All governments and nations should take part in global management [system] because as economic monopoly leads to corruption, political monopoly also results in corruption,” he added.
President Ahmadinejad called for partnership of all governments and representatives of the United Nations member states in administration of the international community.
'Islamic culture regards any damage to human being as an injustice to the entire international community. It is an Islamic principle and the Islamic Republic renounces WMDs as per the commands of Islam.'
President Ahmadinejad said that the world community must be freed from WMDs, adding that using nuclear bombs against the Japanese people damaged the great nation of Japan and injured the sentiments of the entire nations of the international community.
Iran's nuclear energy program does not pursue anything beyond the content of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and welcomes any proposal for nuclear cooperation.
Dr.Ahmadinejad said Iran is still ready for negotiations over its nuclear energy program.
“The demands put forth by the negotiating groups have been one-sided, this comes while we believe the negotiations should be two-sided,” he added.
“Of course, achieving that goal is a tough task since those countries with atomic weapons are powerful and dominate [the world's] decision-making centers,” he stated.
Dr.Ahmadinejad went on to say that the Western states are against Iran and waste no opportunity to hurt the Islamic Republic.
Japan's former premier, for his part, criticized the International Atomic Energy Agency for applying double standards toward certain countries including Iran, saying such a treatment is unfair.