Iran Nuclear NewsIran says to press ahead with atomic work

Iran says to press ahead with atomic work


Reuters: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday Iran would not retreat from its right to nuclear technology, state television reported.
TEHRAN (Reuters) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday Iran would not retreat from its right to nuclear technology, state television reported.

“The Iranian nation will stand up for its legal right and will not retreat even one iota to preserve its nuclear right,” Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech to a rally in the central city of Shiraz.

“By misusing international organisations (U.N.)… you (the West) cannot pressure Iran to abandon its right.”

Iran said last week it had begun industrial enrichment of uranium, a process the West fears Iran will use for bomb-making. Tehran denies this, saying its aim is to produce electricity.

The announcement drew condemnation from the West. Russia, Iran’s closest big power ally, questioned if Tehran had achieved enrichment on such a scale.

The United States said on Tuesday that Iran’s latest statement on its nuclear programme made it likely the United Nations Security Council would impose further penalties against Tehran.

But Ahmadinejad said Iran had no intention of yielding to international pressure.

“Abandon your oppressive behaviour. Otherwise you (the West) and your nations will be harmed,” Ahmadinejad said, without elaborating.

The United Nations Security Council in March imposed new sanctions on Iran for defying to suspend its enrichment work, banning Tehran’s arms exports and putting financial bans on individuals and institutions. It was followed by a December 23 resolution.

Latest news

The Role of Students and Universities in Iran’s Nationwide Uprising

In the national uprising of the people of Iran, which started in mid-September this year, the students played a...

Snapback Sanctions, a Must Response to Iran’s Human Rights Abuse and JCPOA Violations

The protests in Iran have been going on for more than two months, even though the regime is cracking...

Growing Disintegration Among Iran Regime’s Forces

Iran has been shaken by a wave of nationwide protests since mid-September. The trigger was the death of the...

Grim Tidings for Iran’s Regime After Approval of UN Fact-Finding Mission

After many discussions and debates, the United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a fact-finding mission to investigate the...

Iranian People’s Resistance Changed the Appeasement Policy

Soon after the new US government started its obligations in January 2021, hand in hand with the European governments...

Khamenei’s Disgraceful Campaign Against Piranshahr and Javanrud, Who Will Be the Loser?

On the 67th day of Iran’s revolution, the Iranian regime attempted to put a halt to the protests in...

Must read

Ahmadinejad: Threats against nuclear program thwarted

Iran Focus: Tehran, Mar. 03 - Iran's hard-line President...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you