says Iranian Defense Minister...Article full of interesting tidbits about oil, pipelines, ballistic missiles and new nuke developments...
Summary of the linked article from the new World Media Watch up now at http://www.zianet.com/insightanaytical
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1//The Daily Star, Lebanon--`ISLAM FORBIDS MILITARY USE OF NUCLEAR POWER' (Iran's new defense minister said on Tuesday using nuclear technology for military purposes was forbidden by Islam but Tehran would continue to develop a nuclear program to meet its electricity needs. Speaking at a ceremony to mark his official introduction as minister, Brigadier General Mustafa Mohammad Najjar added Iran would continue to develop ballistic missiles as a deterrent against attack. ... . "As our Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) has said, the nonpeaceful use of nuclear technology is religiously forbidden," the official IRNA news agency quoted Najjar as saying. "Since fossil fuels are going to run out we should replace them with nuclear energy," he said, adding that Iran must prove through negotiations that it is not trying to build atom bombs. ... . Iran's new top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani headed to India in an apparent bid to drum up support from New Delhi in the looming international clash over its nuclear program. State radio said Larijani would be in New Delhi for one day to meet with India's National Security Adviser MK Narayanan and "discuss peace in the region and deepen ties between the two countries." India is a key member of the Non-Aligned Movement, whose members have been more sympathetic to Iran's quest to possess the nuclear fuel cycle. India's Foreign Minister Natwar Singh is due to visit Iran early next month for talks with President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad that will likely include a proposed $7.4 billion gas pipeline between Iran and India.)