Iran offers nuclear technology to neighbors

Ahmadinejad tells Kuwaiti envoy that Teheran is prepared to transfer its nuclear experience to regional states.

December 16, 2006 15:35
Iran offers nuclear technology to neighbors

Iran Nuclear 224.88. (photo credit: AP [file])

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday during a meeting with top Kuwaiti envoy that Iran is ready to transfer its nuclear technology to neighboring countries, state-run television reported. "The Islamic Republic of Iran is prepared to transfer to regional states its valuable experience and achievements in the field of peaceful nuclear technology as a clean energy source and as a replacement for oil," the state quoted Ahmadinejad as telling Mohammed Zefollah Shirar, a top advisor to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah. The broadcast said Shirer is carrying a written message from the Emir to Ahmadinejad but didn't elaborate on the contents of the message. The television said Ahmadinejad also welcomed a decision by Iran's Arab neighbors to the south to pursue peaceful nuclear technology programs. Such a technological transfer would be legal as long as it is between signatory-states to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, and as long as the International Atomic Energy Agency that monitors the treaty was informed of the transfer.

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