Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Obama and Medvedev: Iran has right to peaceful nuclear program

By Natasha Mozgavaya, Haaretz Correspondent and The Associated Press  April 01, 2009

The United States and Russia on Wednesday declared that Iran has a right to pursue a civilian nuclear program, but warned that the country must abide by an international treaty and prove that its contentious efforts were of a "peaceful nature".
"While we recognize that under the NPT [Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons] Iran has the right to a civilian nuclear program, Iran needs to restore confidence in its exclusively peaceful nature," U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced in a joint statement ahead of their first sit-down…

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