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IRAN/ AMERICA LATINA – President Ahmadinejad wraps up Latin America tour

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President Ahmadinejad wraps up Latin America tour

Ecuador, Jan 14, IRNA – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrapped up his tour to four Latin American countries and departed for Tehran.

President Ahmadinejad wraps up Latin America tour

In the see-off ceremony, Ecuador Foreign Minister Rafael Patino and other senior officials bade farewell to President Ahmadinejad and his accompanying delegation.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in visits to Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador discussed bilateral, regional and international issues with leaders of the countries.
Western media have reported that in spite of Washington warnings, Latin American countries welcomed Iran’s president warmly.

 

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PAKISTAN/ IRAN – Pakistan respects Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear technology

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Pakistan respects Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear technology

Islamabad, Jan 14, IRNA – Pakistan has supported Iran’s right to peaceful use of nuclear technology and opposed use of force to solve the issue.

Pakistan respects Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear technology

Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Basit said at weekly briefing it is important that all countries respect and abide by their international obligations.
To a question about reports that the US and Israel are planning to attack Iran after Iran threatened to close Hormuz Straits, the spokesman said Pakistan has always advised restraint and emphasized that issues surrounding Iran’s nuclear programme should be resolved peacefully and through dialogue.
“We also, at the same time, respect Iran’s right to peaceful use of nuclear technology,” the spokesman said.
He said Pakistan sincerely hopes that the issue would be resolved through dialogue and the situation would not be allowed to escalate as another conflict in the region would be hugely devastating.
US DRONE STRIKES: The spokesman said that Pakistan can never condone violation of its sovereignty by the American drone strikes.
The statement came just few hours before a US spy aircraft struck a vehicle in North Waziristan tribal region which killed 4 people.
Also on Tuesday night, another strike in the same region hit a house and killed four people.
The latest strikes occurred after a lull of nearly two months.
“Our position on drone attacks has always been very clear. We are of the view that strategic disadvantages outweigh tactical advantages of drone strikes,” the Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Basit said.
Basit told weekly press briefing that winning hearts and minds of the people is crucial to win against violent extremism and this cannot happen if the collateral damage continues.
“Then there is the issue of violation of our sovereignty which we can never condone,” he said.
When asked as to why Pakistan does not strongly condemns drone attacks, the spokesman did not give a direct reply but said that at present the Parliamentary Committee of National Security is reviewing the entire gambit of engagement with the US.
“At this stage we would not like to go beyond of what we have been saying about this particular issue,” Abdul Basit said.
Asked if the US has taken Pakistan into confidence regarding opening of the Taliban office in Qatar to initiate a dialogue process, the spokesman said there is no change in our position on reconciliation in Afghanistan.
ISRAEL: The spokesman said there is no proposal under consideration to recognize Israel.
The spokesman said this when he was asked about the statement of former President Pervez Musharraf who had claimed that good relations between Pakistan and Israel would benefit Pakistan.
“We do not have any relationship with Israel because we do not recognize Israel. Nor is this under consideration,” Abdul Basit said.

 

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ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN – Ahmadinejad: world needs a new thought upon justice and human values

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Ahmadinejad: world needs a new thought upon justice and human values

Tehran, Jan 14, IRNA – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a meeting with Ecuador National Assembly Speaker, underlined that Capitalism and Marxism have remained locked in stalemate and added that world needs a new thought upon justice and human values.

Ahmadinejad: world needs a new thought upon justice and human values

President Ahmadinejad, by attending Ecuador national Assembly, met with Speaker Fernando Cordero Cueva and a number of deputies.
In the meeting, Ahmadinejad said expanding ties and relations between the two countries and nations are upon common and close viewpoints of governments and parliaments of both countries and in spite of geographical distance, there is no distance in thoughts of justice seeker and freedom lovers of Iranian and Ecuadorian people.
He called Ecuador a lovely land with sincere people and referred to his meeting with President Rafael Correa and meetings between senior officials of the two countries to consider ways to remove obstacles in the ways of expanding relations and cooperation.
He expressed hope that, with support of Ecuador National Assembly, all existing capacities for expanding cooperation between the two nations can be activated.
Ahmadinejad called efforts for establishing justice among the most important elements for social prosperity and well being and added that justice in a society means equal opportunity for all humans.
Iranian nation wants prosperity, peace, friendship and security for all nations, including Ecuadoran nation, and Iranian government and nation will stand next to Ecuadorans.
Referring to current unpleasant situation of the world, the president said that we believe that current situation will change, because nations have been awakened.
National Assembly speaker, for his part, expressed pleasure over meeting with President Ahmadinejad and said that the two countries have many commonalities and are united in direction of achieving development and both are determined to fight against cruelty and poverty.
He called for expansion of parliamentary ties between Tehran and Quito and evaluated economic interaction between the two countries positive and added that Iranians have an effective culture and the message of Ecuadoran nation to them is a message of love, friendship and brotherhood.
Cordero also praised Majlis speaker and deputies’ efforts to establish parliamentary friendship group between Iran and Ecuador.

 

( Fonte: http://www.irna.ir )