AFP: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes Iran will be victorious in its nuclear row with the West because he is “in relation with God,” the Iranian media reported Monday. TEHRAN, Oct 16, 2006 (AFP) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes Iran will be victorious in its nuclear row with the West because he is “in relation with God,” the Iranian media reported Monday.
His friends mock him when he assures them that Iran will win the bitter dispute over its nuclear enrichment programme, Ahmadinejad was quoted by the media as saying.
“(But) we say that we will be victorious,” he insisted.
“One day somebody asked me whether I was in relation with somebody when I say that we will be victorious. I answered: ‘Yes, I am in relation with God’,” he said.
His comments come as Tehran faces being slapped with sanctions by the UN Security Council over its failure to halt uranium enrichment, which the West fears could be diverted to making a nuclear bomb.
“In foreign politics, one should not be frightened or fear these people,” Ahmadinejad said, referring to Western leaders.
The president has repeatedly said Iran will not halt its enrichment programme “even for a day.”
Tehran insists that it has a right to master nuclear technology for peaceful ends under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Uranium enrichment lies at the heart of Western concerns over Iran’s nuclear programme. The process can be used to make the fuel for civil reactors but in highly extended form can also produce the fissile core of an atom bomb.
After four rounds of talks aimed at securing an enrichment suspension, the European Union is poised to acknowledge Tuesday that they have failed and support a return to the UN Security Council to prepare sanctions, according to a draft document seen Monday by AFP.