The Iranian president Dr. Mahamoud Ahmadinejad has lambasted the hostility of US and UK towards Iran on nuclear programme calling them a bunch of liars.
“They say they are concerned about building of a nuclear bomb but they are lying like previous lies. They themselves have thousands of nuclear war heads in their arsenals but say they are concerned about the nuclear programme in Iran and if we divert from its peaceful purposes. They repeat the same joke all the time,” he said.
Ahmadinejad reiterated Iran’s stand on her nuclear activities based on peaceful purposes. “The measures that have been taken by US and its allies in UN lack legal validity”.
“We are seeking to cooperate and this dialogue must be on basis of respect and justice, will not accept all kinds of pressures and will not follow illegal decision’”
Adding that by issuing resolutions against Iran, Obama will suffer more; “The fact that he is going to take decisions against the Iranian people is an end to his stature,” he said.
Asked why he thinks world major powers at the UN are not convinced that the nuclear programme is not for peaceful purposes, president Ahmadinejad said that the entire international community is ware of the politicised nuclear issue of Iran.
“It is not at all a legal question or a legal problem because Iran has observed all regulations and laws. The nuclear issue has turned into a big test for the entire world. Because this is going to separate those who commit to the international law and those who don’t,” he said.
Meanwhile president Museveni revealed that he had received a phone call from the UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown asking him to support the position of their government and allies against Iran but declined to adopt that position because he did not have sufficient information about Iran’s uranium enrichment programme.
“On Iran’s nuclear programme, we are just students. I was not following this matter until Gordon Brown rang me and told me I should vote with them against Iran,” he said.
The president said that he later invited the Iranian Foreign Affairs Ministers, whose visit was followed by that of President Ahmedinejad.
“I have now discussed in detail with the president and it is clear that there are two positions, the Iranian position and that of the US and others,” he said, adding that he will hold meetings with African leaders to reach a position to be made clear to the members of the Security Council.
The two presidents witnessed the signing of memorandums of understanding in the sectors of oversees development assistance and cooperation in health. The Iranian delegation also submitted drafts for consideration in establishing a vocational institute, reciprocal promotion and protection of investments, customs cooperation, avoidance of double taxation, preferential trade agreement, geological surveys and mines, waiver of visas for holders of diplomatic, service and official passports and cooperation in agriculture, agribusiness and agro processing.
In a joint communiqué, the two leaders agreed to work together in the fields of health, agriculture and agro processing, vocational training, energy and mineral development, tourism and culture, investment and trade.
The Iranian president was accompanied by ministers, senior government officials, members of parliament and representatives of the Iranian business community.