“Iran’s nuclear achievement is source of pride for us and we support the country’s stand in this regard,” he [President Isaias] said.
Eritrean President: Nuclear energy, Iran’s undeniable rights
Tehran, June 6, IRNA
Eritrean President Isaias Afewerke said on Wednesday that Iran’s capability to produce nuclear energy is its legal and undeniable rights.
The Eritrean president made the remarks in a meeting with Iran’s new accredited Ambassador to Eritrea Reza Ameri.
The new Iranian accredited ambassador presented his credentials to the Eritrean president.
“Iran’s nuclear achievement is source of pride for us and we support the country’s stand in this regard,” he said.
The US which possesses nuclear weapons and have used it against other nations is not authorized to specify who should or should not take advantage of nuclear technology, he said.
The president thanked Iranian nation for its spiritual support for Eritrean nation in their struggle to attain independence.
“We hope for expansion of cooperation with the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.”
“We call for consolidated ties with Tehran and believe that exchange of accredited ambassadors would be a significant step to materialize the goal,” he said.
He called on Iranian industrialists mainly from the private sector to exercise active presence in the Eritrean market.
Iran’s ambassador to Sudan who has been designated as the accredited ambassador to Eritrea, for his part, called for restoration of all-out ties between the two countries and highlighted Iran’s potentials and capabilities at various economic, engineering and technical fields.
Tehran is ready to expand economic and commercial ties with Eritrea, he said.
He elaborated on Iran’s nuclear diplomacy to Eritrean president and thanked him for supporting Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.
Eritrea with a population of 4 million located in the horn of Africa and have common borders with Sudan, Ethiopia and Djibouti.
Source: IRNA [Islamic Republic News Agency] Tehran, June 6, 2007