"Look at all this civilization!" said Mehrdad Khanban, 23, the sweep of his arm taking in the towering pillars and regal staircases of the stone city founded by Darius the Great in about 518 B.C. in the southern corner of Iran first known as Persia. "What has George Bush got? And he's telling Iranians what to do?"...
Many Iranians also emphasized that their enthusiasm was for nuclear power, not weapons.... "Did you read that and know that Iranians are not after nuclear weapons?" Ghalenoi asked. "All the great people of Iran have always spoken about peace. We need nuclear power for electricity and for medical uses.
"But countries like Israel, that's not what they want," he went on. "They want to use it against people. Unfortunately, the Americans support them."
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