Iran ‘s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during a press conference in Tehran on November 14. Ahmadinejad has vowed that Iran would “resist to the end” on its nuclear programme, after sparking fresh Western concern by revealing plans to massively ramp up sensitive atomic work.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vowed that Iran would “resist to the end” on its nuclear programme, after sparking fresh Western concern by revealing plans to massively ramp up sensitive atomic work.
“The Iranian people will resist to the end to defend their nuclear right,” Ahmadinejad told thousands of supporters in a speech in Sanandaj, the capital of Iran’s Kurdestan province, broadcast live on state television Wednesday.
“Thanks to God, time is on Iran’s side and with every passing day they (the great powers) are having to take a step backwards and recognise Iran’s right while the Iranian people take a step forward to the summit of technology.”
Ahmadinejad on Tuesday said Iran was ultimately aiming to install 60,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium to make nuclear fuel on an industrial scale, which the United States said would be enough to make a nuclear weapon.
Ahamdinejad and the Iranian Mullahs continue to be consistent, expand their nuclear program and the West makes every effort to APPEASE them.
What is the United Nations Security Council waiting for?
US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack described Ahmadinejad’s remarks — made at a news conference Tuesday — as a “cold jolt” adding that “what that leads to is an Iranian nuclear weapon”.
The installation of 60,000 centrifuges would take several years but would enable the Islamic republic to enrich uranium on an industrial scale to make its own nuclear fuel.
Iran had previously said it is looking to install 3,000 centrifuges by March 2007. It currently has two cascades of 164 centrifuges apiece at its Natanz plant to enrich uranium on a research scale.
Israel is NOT going to wait any longer. The “POINT OF NO RETURN” looms.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel, Iran’s arch-enemy, said in Los Angeles the world had “reached the pivotal moment of truth” on Iran’s nuclear programme and warned “we cannot afford to wait”.
The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.
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