Iran wants to 'cooperate with Japan against nuclear weapons'

Iran wants to cooperate with Japan in working to abolish nuclear weapons, FM Mottaki told his Japanese counterpart, Japanese officials said.

Iran wants to 'cooperate with Japan against nuclear weapons'

Iran wants to cooperate with Japan in working to abolish nuclear weapons, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told his Japanese counterpart at a meeting in New York on Tuesday, Japanese officials said.

In talks on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, Mottaki told Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada that Iran had no intention of acquiring nuclear weapons and that the age of nuclear weapons was over, Japanese officials said.

Mottaki added that Iran was willing to work with Japan, the only country to have suffered a nuclear attack by U.S., in the effort to ban nuclear weapons, they said.

Okada said it was a pity suspicion hung over Iran's nuclear activities and urged Mottaki to hold discussions with the Obama administration, but Mottaki said Iran had no intention of talking about its nuclear rights, the officials said.

Iran has agreed to hold talks with the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, the United States, Russia, China, France and Britain, plus Germany, on Oct. 1.

Iran says its uranium enrichment programme is for the peaceful production of electricity as but U.S., its ally Israel and some European countries allege Tehran's aim to product nuclear weapon.

Reuters
Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Eylül 2009, 17:20
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