Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that the US has imposed a radar system upon the Turkish nation, stressing that today weapons play no part in determining ties among nations.
“Today, relations among the nations are not determined by rockets or weapons systems; rather, they are decided upon by the people,” said Ahmadinejad in an interview with Russia's news channel Russia Today, IRNA reported on Thursday.
Describing the Iran-Turkey ties as very good, the Iranian president said that he believes that the installation of the missile shield in Turkey has been imposed on the nation of this country.
“The US imposed this radar and its will [on the Turkey nation], but will reap no benefits from it in the long term,” he said.
Ahmadinejad also criticized the extremist US capitalist policies, saying that it is “inhumane and a source of many problems for the people of the world.”
“Public uprisings in Arab countries and all across the world are against the [spread of the] influence of the extremist capitalism, which is inhumane,” he said.
The head of Iran's executive branch added that the uprisings are not limited to the Arab world and mentioned France, the UK, and Greece as cases in point.
Ahmadinejad also expressed Iran's support for the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN Security Council, saying that if the Palestinians fail to realize their right to a sovereign state this year, they will achieve it in the coming years.
“This move will succeed one day and no one can stop it from happening,” he stressed.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that if the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provides Iran’s research nuclear reactor facility with its required fuel, there will no need for uranium enrichment up to the level of 20%.
President Ahmadinejad made the remarks among senior editors and managers of US media in New York on Thursday.
“We need to enrich nuclear fuel up to the level of 20 percent for our research reactor in order to be able to treat 800,000 patients,” he told American media editors.
President Ahmadinejad pointed out that Iran has spent a lot of money for setting up nuclear plants to produce 20%-enriched uranium.
“If IAEA or those countries with access to the required technology guarantee that will procure Tehran research reactor with enriched uranium, we will stop enrichment up to the level of 20 percent,” he added.