'We will never use force on Muslim neighbours'Meera Ravi
Iran has the potential to become very powerful but the Islamic Republic shall never use force against its Muslim neighbours, said Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.
Repeatedly calling for indigenous innovation and the need for Arab countries to rely on their own ability to resolve issues instead of depending on foreign powers, Minister Mottaki told the 7th IISS Manama Dialogue here that the Muslim world had nothing to fear from Iran’s nuclear potential, and that his government viewed the scientific achievement of nuclear power as a benefit for the entire Muslim world.
“The reality is that Iran has more or less the same potential of other countries to become very powerful, but we will not use that potential to hurt our neighbours… especially because our neighbours are Muslims. Our power is your power, and your power is ours,” he told the gathering. More at:http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle09.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2010/December/middleeast_December70.xml§ion=middleeast