Iran opposition figure calls for referendum on nuclear program
Former interior minister says Iranian people should decide on issue as west’s sanctions will ‘affect economy and people’s lives.’
By DPA | Jul.12, 2012 | 11:26 AM | 1
A prominent Iranian opposition figure and former interior minister has called for a national referendum on the country's nuclear program, the opposition website Jaras reported Thursday. "It is quite obvious that we should have the right to pursue a peaceful nuclear program but the question is whether it's worth sacrificing national interests for the sake of only one issue," Abdollah Nouri said at a meeting with student activists in Tehran. "It would therefore be wise to let the people decide in a referendum about the nuclear dispute between Iran and the world powers," said Nouri, who is also a cleric. The referendum would ask whether Iranians preferred to continue with the program or discontinue it in the face of Western sanctions and a dispute with world powers.
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