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Iran Leader Calls For Nuclear Demo

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Tehran, Iran (AFP) Feb 07, 2006
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday urged Iranians to show their support for the country's nuclear programme in demonstrations marking the anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

"Iranians will show the world what they want" on February 11, the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted the US-backed shah, Khamenei said in a speech broadcast on state television.

He also criticised the decision by the International Atomic Energy Agency to report Iran to the UN Security Council over its nuclear programme, which the West suspects could be a cover for efforts to build the atomic bomb.

"Unfortunately the international bodies under the influence of the oppressor powers have lost their honor," Khamenei said.

"We answered all their questions, but in the end they admitted that their problem is not about us seeking nuclear weapons but having the technology itself, they want the Iranian nation to depend on them.

"What they want is not acceptable to Iranians," he said, to the cries of "Death to America, Britain and Israel".

Iran insists its nuclear programme is aimed at generating electricity and denies seeking nuclear weapons.

Source: Agence France-Presse

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