President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko on Thursday lauded Iran's nuclear stances and its "praiseworthy" perseverance to defend legal rights of its people.
In a meeting with Iran's foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki in Minsk, Lukashenko stressed Iran's legal right to use peaceful nuclear energy.
He stressed that all countries are entitled to using different energy resources to address their needs and implement economic development projects.
Outlining Iran's stances on different regional and international issues, Mottaki described the upcoming summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Havana as a suitable chance for the member states to play their role and upgrade international position of the Movement.
As for Iran's peaceful nuclear program, Mottaki said Iran would not back down its principled stances to protect its nuclear technology and science and would defend its legal rights in negotiations.