Western sanctions 'won't stop Iran'

2012-12-18 16:03

Tehran - Iran's president says Western sanctions could cause a short delay in Tehran's nuclear programme but will not slow it down substantially.

State TV quoted Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday as claiming that the "West is not happy with Iran's progress" in various technological fields, including uranium enrichment, which is a possible pathway to nuclear arms.

His remarks come just days after Tehran again rebuffed visiting UN nuclear agency inspectors from visiting the Parchin military base near the Iranian capital.

The International Atomic Energy Agency has linked the site to suspected secret nuclear weapons research. Iran denies that, insisting Parchin is only a conventional military facility.

The West has imposed a series of punitive oil and banking measures on Iran over concerns Tehran is pursuing nuclear weapons. Iran denies the charge.

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-12-18 17:03

    The US must stay out of other countries. Why don't they interfere with Zimbabwe? Cause there isn't any oil.... All the people supporting zuma must all go back to zimbabwe where their illegal immegrant parents came from.

      avremel.niselow - 2012-12-18 17:05

      Zimbabwe is not threatening to destroy other countries or developing nuclear weapons, furthermore there are sanctions against Zimbabwe.

      siboniso.mkhatshwa - 2012-12-18 18:10

      Michael how is zuma involved in this article? lol you're a racist punk you know that right?

  • atoffie - 2012-12-23 18:30

    patrick.edwards 1426 for President of South Africa, Give that man a Bells, he said it correctly

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