Burma's foreign minister says his country supports Iran's right to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
During a meeting Sunday with Iranian Ambassador Mohsen Pak-Ayeen, Burmese Foreign Minister Nyan Win said all countries have the right to access and use civilian nuclear energy.
The foreign minister also said it is illogical for countries with a nuclear arsenal to bar other countries from peaceful nuclear technology.
The Iranian ambassador said Burma, which has been criticized for its human rights record, is not a threat to international peace and security. Pak-Ayeen said the human rights situation there is a domestic issue. He also called for increased economic and cultural exchanges between Burma and Iran.