Ali Larijani In his own words


Ali Ardashir Larijani  is an Iranian philosopher, politician and the current chairman of the Parliament of Iran. Larijani was the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council from August 15, 2005 to October 20, 2007, appointed to the position by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Larijani is one of the two representatives of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to the council. In his post as secretary he effectively functioned as the top negotiator on issues of national security, including Iran’s nuclear program.

Is Larijani aiming for Nuclear Peace?

“It is part of meeting our electricity needs; it is not a secret issue.”
12/06/05, the independent –
“it is Western propaganda that keeps on saying that Iran is seeking a bomb, but it is not true.”
16/02/06 bbc –
“Iran welcomes all kinds of plans that will help resolve the issue concerning Iran’s right of peaceful using of nuclear energy.”
26/01/06 People Daily –
“If they want guarantees of no diversion of nuclear fuel we can reach a formula acceptable to both sides in talks.”
18/01/06 BBC –
“Iran will not start a crisis.”
25/04/06 the daily star –


Or is Larijani leading Iran (and the world…) to a nuclear war?

“If Iran turns into a nuclear power, then no one dares to challenge it because they have to pay a heavy price.”
12/08/05  stopfundementalism –
“If you decide to use sanctions against us, our relations with the agency will be suspended.”
26/04/06 dw –
“If the nuclear issue is reported to the UN Security Council…We undoubtedly have to get out of the framework of the NPT and the additional protocol… and resume enrichment.”
21/09/05 People’s daily –
“Military action against Iran will not lead to the closure of the programme…we will hide this programme.”
25/04/06 BBC –
“Nobody would dare to attack Iran.”
07/02/06 NY times –
You decide…

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