South Africa, Malaysia, Cuba back Iran ahead of nuclear talks

South Africa, Malaysia and Cuba have affirmed Iran's right to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes ahead of crunch talks in Vienna on Tehran's atomic program.

South Africa, Malaysia, Cuba back Iran ahead of nuclear talks

In a statement released by Pretoria after a meeting between the Non-Aligned Movement troika and Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki on Friday, the NAM reiterated its "principled position concerning... the peaceful uses of nuclear energy".

"These include in particular reaffirming the basic and inalienable right... to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, without any discrimination and in conformity with their safeguards agreements in connection with the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty)," it said.

The statement comes ahead of a crunch meeting Thursday of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency.

Last Mod: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16
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