Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 26 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed on Saturday to continue sensitive nuclear work in the face of international condemnation and outrage. Iran Focus
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 26 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed on Saturday to continue sensitive nuclear work in the face of international condemnation and outrage.
Speaking at a gathering of military commanders to mark the anniversary of the founding of the paramilitary Bassij force, Ahmadinejad accused the United States of committing crimes against humanity. He said that the U.S. had no right to accuse the Islamic Republic of human rights violations given its own black record and its support of the corrupt rulers of Israel.
Who on earth are you to be concerned with our human rights? You should be prosecuted in war crime tribunals. Today, you allow the police in your own country to shoot at free will and shed blood under the guise of freedom. What do you have to do with human rights? We accuse you. We have a long list of your crimes against us and we will expose you, the hard-line president said in comments addressed to the U.S.
In the nuclear realm, when we take the first steps our enemies get angry at our activities because they have grown used to people who retreat with the smallest humiliation and threat. But, today, we are witnessing the emergence of a Bassiji form of cultural and spirituality in every arena, Ahmadinejad said, adding that the U.S. and Europes anger would not stop Tehran from pursuing its nuclear ambitions.
Iran is suspected by the international community of building nuclear weapons under the cover of developing nuclear technology.