Iran won’t change nuclear position after UN resolution: Ahmadinejad

October 8th, 2008 - 4:47 am ICT by IANS  

Tehran, Oct 8 (DPA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that new resolutions by the UN Security Council would not change his country’s position in the nuclear dispute.”They (veto powers) are just making tough gestures, but Iran will not give in to any language of force,” Ahmadinejad told state television in an interview.

The UN Security Council last week issued a fourth resolution against Iran, calling on the Islamic state to halt its nuclear activities, but did not seek additional sanctions.

Ahmadinejad once again rejected the enrichment suspension demand and said that Iran’s nuclear programmes would continue.

“Our stance is constant because it is honest,” the president said while describing the civil and peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear projects.

Ahmadinejad reiterated that Iran was ready to talk to the UN veto powers plus Germany, but without any preconditions, especially with regards to the enrichment suspension demand.

Tehran insists that its nuclear projects are peaceful and says that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the country has an internationally acknowledged right to a civilian nuclear programme, including uranium enrichment.

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