TEHRAN, June 29 (MNA) -– Expediency Council chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani warned Europeans on Tuesday not to act in a way as to force Iran to withdraw from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) or not to sign the additional protocol.

“We have not started gaining access to nuclear technology with the help of Europeans, so we are not dependent on them,” Rafsanjani told reporters.

 

When asked about the visit of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) secretary Hassan Rowhani to Poland, he said, “We are not dependent on Europe and the West and we only ask them not to put a spoke in our wheel. These visits and talks are aimed at warding off evil.”

 

“They (Europeans) should act wisely and admit that we are ready to act within the framework of the NPT and that everything is transparent and that they should admit our nuclear programs are geared to peaceful, not military purposes,” the former president added.

 

Rafsanjani said the Europeans should admit that Iran “can” and “should” take benefit from nuclear energy.

 

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