Iran: We do not want nuclear weapons
By Ali Akbar Salehi, Friday, April 13
http://www.washingtonpost.com/Forty-five years ago, the United States sold my country a research reactor as well as weapons-grade uranium as its fuel. Not long afterward, America agreed to help Iran set up the full nuclear fuel cycle along with atomic power plants. The U.S. argument was that nuclear power would provide for the growing needs of our economy and free our remaining oil reserves for export or conversion to petrochemicals.
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That rationale has not changed.