Reuters: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he would make new proposals to the United Nations Security Council before it votes on extending sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. PARIS (Reuters) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he would make new proposals to the United Nations Security Council before it votes on extending sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
“We are going to make new proposals, good proposals,” he told France 2 television in an interview broadcast on Thursday.
“Our proposals will be based in law and in the inalienable rights that every nation has. Not just on what the United States or Great Britain wants,” he said, without giving details.
The comments were translated into French by an interpreter.
The U.N. Security Council is due to vote this week on penalizing Iran for refusing to comply with demands to suspend its uranium enrichment activities, which the United States says are a cover for developing nuclear weapons technology.
Iran says its nuclear program is meant only for civilian power generation and denies any interest in nuclear weapons.
Ahmadinejad, who is expected to address the council before it votes, repeated Tehran’s often stated position that it would not give up uranium enrichment but said it posed no threat to global security.
“We are a peaceful people. We have never attacked anyone,” he said.