Friday, September 24, 2004

"Exorbitant demands"

Iran is still defiant toward the UN and vows to proceed with thier nuclear program no matter what:

Iran reiterated on Monday that it will not allow any foreign interference or giving in to exorbitant demands from great powers in its bid to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

President Mohammad Khatami vowed that Iran would resist "exorbitant demands" amid calls from the UN nuclear watchdog to suspend all enrichment-related activities.

"We will resist the exorbitant demands of the great powers," IRNA quoted Khatami as saying.

"What has happened in the past few days on the nuclear issue is a sign of the moral decadence of the world and the pre-eminence of force and hypocrisy in international relations," he said.

The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO), Gholamreza Aqazadeh who is currently in Vienna severely criticized the IAEA resolution, asserting that Tehran will not give up its right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

"Our great nation will not permit any interference and/or interruption in our purely peaceful and indigenous nuclear program and it will not give (it) up at any price," Reuters quoted Aqazadeh as telling the IAEA meeting.


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