Today, Azerbaijan
May 6 2006

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "No independent state to accept literature of

06 May 2006 [11:46] - Today.Az

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that no independent state will
accept the literature of the bullying powers.

"Our stances on nuclear activities are based on the international
regulations and those taking stances against our country in the case
of nuclear energy should know that if nuclear energy is good, why we
should not have it and if it is bad, why they should have it," said
Ahmadinejad in a press conference on the sidelines of the 9th ECO
summit, IRNA informs.

On Tehran-Baku relations, Ahmadinejad said, "Regional states are
friends and brothers to each other and cooperation is the best
guarantee for security of the region; the countries can build
security by helping each other adding that regional countries are
against foreign interference."

On Iran-Russia relations, Ahmadinejad said Tehran-Moscow ties are
friendly and growing.

"And we are interested in further expansion of the relations; and as
far as nuclear issue is concerned, we are ready to act within
framework of the International Atomic Energy Agency's regulations."
To a question on dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Ahmadinejad
said, "We are for peace, tranquility and spirituality; the rights of
both sides should be respected."
Elsewhere in the interview, Ahmadinejad said Iran is mulling
inauguration of an oil exchange market and details of the plan will
soon be unveiled to the public.