In an exclusive interview with American TV channel NBC in Tehran on
Wednesday, Rouhani said his administration has full authority to make a
deal with the West on Iran’s peaceful nuclear energy program.
Last month, the Iranian head of state stressed that Tehran has always
respected international regulations in its nuclear energy program.
“Iran wants nothing beyond what is defined in the Non-Proliferation
Treaty (NPT) regarding the nuclear [rights] of countries,” he pointed
Rouhani is expected to attend the United Nations General Assembly in
New York next week, his first UN visit since he was elected to office
The United States, Israel and some of their allies falsely claim that
Iran is pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program,
with the US and the European Union using the unfounded allegation as a
pretext to impose illegal sanctions on Iran.
Tehran strongly rejects the claim, maintaining that as a committed
signatory to the NPT and a member of the International Atomic Energy
Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful
In addition, the IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iran's
nuclear facilities, but has never found any evidence showing that the
Iranian nuclear program has been diverted toward non-civilian