Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, sits as Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, left, speaks during a meeting of Iranian ambassadors based abroad, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, March, 14, 2006. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that ‘no power’ can take nuclear fuel technology from Iran and vowed that Tehran will resist pressure from U.N. security Council on its nuclear program.
ASSociated Press: Iran Says Nuclear Program ‘Irreversible’
Iran’s supreme leader said Tuesday that Iran’s nuclear fuel program was “irreversible”, warning that any retreat by Iran over its nuclear program will be “breaking the country’s independence.”
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also ordered Iran’s diplomats abroad to defend the country’s nuclear program, saying retreat will force Tehran to gradually give up all its foreign policy goals.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran considers retreat over the nuclear issue…as breaking the country’s independence which will impose huge costs on the Iranian nation,” state television quoted Khamenei as saying to diplomats brought home from Iran’s embassies across the world for consultations with Iranian leaders.
More sabre rattling prior to the United Nations Security Council meeting. Iran’s position and the position of Iranian Mullahs has ALWAYS been clear.
The ball continues in President Bush’s court.
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during his tour of Gorgan in Golestan province, in northern Iran, Tuesday, March, 14, 2006. Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that ‘no power’ can take nuclear fuel technology from Iran and vowed that Tehran will resist pressure from U.N. security Council on its nuclear program.
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