New Delhi, Feb 10 : Iran has said it retains the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful power generation.
Talking to reporters here on Monday, Feb 10 Iran's Ambassador to India, Seyed Mehdi Nabizadeh, said any country had the right to develop energy sources.
"We have been trying our best for the development and progressive of the knowledge and technology. It has come from figure at time that we have been able to show Nano technology, bio technology as well esteem stem cell and technology of the neo energy wind as well as solar system and nuclear energy that we have been just going ahead," Nabizadeh said.
Western powers said on Saturday that Iran risked isolation and more sanctions if it did not comply with demands to rein in its nuclear programme.
The U N Security Council has imposed three rounds of sanctions on Iran for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment. Western powers suspect the work is aimed at building an atomic bomb. Tehran says it is for peaceful power generation only.
Referring to attacks in Mumbai late last year in which nearly 200 people were killed, Nabizadeh said countries nurturing terrorist had a responsibility to rein them.