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Mustafa, Tehran

Iranians discuss their country's nuclear programme and the international stand-off over the issue.



Mustafa
Age: 28
Occupation: Administrator
Location: Tehran, Iran

It is every country's right to harness peaceful nuclear power.

I remember the pride people felt back in 2006 when President Ahmadinejad announced that engineers had reached an advanced stage of uranium enrichment.

The West, and especially the US, have been against Iran's nuclear programme for some time. They see it is their right alone to have this blessing from God - and their right to and sell the energy to other countries.

Ahmadinejad is right to say Iran should not give up our nuclear programme. Iran is not breaking international law.

Why does nobody talk about Israel's nuclear programme? Why does nobody question the West's intentions with regard to Iran?

I believe the announcement of the second enrichment facility was deliberately kept until Holy Defence week when we remember the Iran-Iraq war. We have nothing to hide, as the supreme leader said, Iran doesn't need a nuclear bomb.

Obama came up with the motto "change" - but we have not seen real change with regard to my country.

Americans have imposed sanctions on Iran over the last 30 years but our country has been able to manage the outcome.

Maybe Iran should stop exporting oil to the West if further sanctions are placed on us.



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