Nuclear powers want to monopolise technology

SHANGHAI: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Friday
the world’s nuclear powers “want to monopolise” technology for their
own gain, after Tehran was hit with new UN sanctions over its suspect
programme.


“Nuclear states do not allow others to even peaceful use nuclear
energy,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech in Shanghai marking “Iran Day” at
the World Expo.

“Some of them have used destructive bombs. They are the perpetrators
of using these weapons but they would prevent others from peacefully
using nuclear technology,” he said.

“They want to monopolise science and technology for themselves to protect their material interests.”

The Iranian leader’s comments come after the UN Security Council hit
Tehran with a new round of sanctions. Iran says its programme is purely
for civilian energy purposes but the West suspects it is developing
atomic weapons.