Maurice Motamed

Maurice Motamed (born 1945; sometimes transcribed from Persian as موریس معتمد) is the only Jewish member of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran, representing the Jewish community which has by Iran's constitution retained a reserved seat since the Persian Constitution of 1906.


  • I have traveled many times outside Iran, and have discussed the issue [of the Iranian nuclear project]. I have been asked for my opinion and that of the Iranian Jewish community, and I have always emphasized that the Iranian people has the right to obtain nuclear technology and energy for peaceful purposes. The Iranian people must not give up this right under any circumstances - and indeed, it will not.

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