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|Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:19 am Post subject: Ahmadinejad: Iran won't retreat from nuclear path
|Ahmadinejad: Iran won't retreat from nuclear path
Iranian president says UN nuclear watchdog report 'damages agency's dignity' due to 'invalid' US claims. France's FM says Paris ready to push sanctions of 'unprecedented scale'
November 9, 2011
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran won't retreat "an iota" from its nuclear program but is strongly rejecting a UN report claiming that Tehran is seeking atomic weapons.
Ahmadinejad chided the UN International Atomic Energy Agency, saying it is discrediting itself by siding with "invalid" US claims that Iran is seeking to develop nuclear weapons.
"You should know that this nation will not pull back even a needle's width from the path it is on," he said in a speech carried live on state television.
"Why do you damage the agency's dignity because of America's invalid claims?" he said, apparently addressing members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which published its report on Tuesday. . . . [More]
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