Feb 19 2012
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Tunisian president ready to establish close ties with Iran
In an interview with the Al-Alam News Network published on its website on Saturday, Marzouki also called for establishing a direct flight between Tehran and Tunis.
The new Tunisian leader also said that he is willing to travel to Iran if he is officially invited.
"We support all countries' rights to access nuclear technology on condition that the technology is not used to develop nuclear weapons," he said. "Because we regard access to nuclear weapons in the sensitive Middle East region as disastrous and highly dangerous," he said.
The main bone of contention between Tehran and the West is Iran's uranium enrichment program.
Iran says all its nuclear activities are totally peaceful, and, as an International Atomic Energy Agency member and a nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty signatory, it has the legal right to produce nuclear fuel for its research reactors and nuclear power plants.
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