Islamic solidarity — and another move by Iran to position itself as the leader of the entire Islamic world, not just of the Shi’ites. “Former Iranian Diplomat and Brother of Top Iranian Nuclear Negotiator Mohammad Javad Larijani: Iran Is Willing To Share Nuclear Technology with Saudi Arabia and Gulf Countries,” from MEMRITV, with thanks to RW:
Following are excerpts from an interview with former diplomat Mohammad Javad Larijani, from the Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, which was aired on Channel 2, Iranian TV on April 14, 2007:
Mohammad Javad Larijani: Iran’s policy is a good one. We said to [the Gulf countries]: “If you want nuclear energy, come and we will teach you.” I’m sure that the Westerners won’t share even a tiny piece of knowledge with any of the Gulf countries. They won’t share it even with Turkey.
Then followed a nice slap at Turkish secularism:
Turkey has danced so many Western-styled dances in the past 50-60 years, in an attempt to win over Europe’s heart, but apparently, this heart is made of stone….
But the Russians will come through:
Under the present circumstances, no Western country will be willing to share technology of uranium enrichment with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and others. Meanwhile, they have a big brother to the north, which, praise God, has technology at its disposal. In my opinion, this happens to be a strong point. We can establish an excellent consortium with the Gulf countries, and produce nuclear energy. We will share this technology with them.