Ahmadinejad: Pressure won't deter Iran
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says international community's threat of punitive action over nuclear program only bolsters its resolveentire article:Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that new international sanctions over his country's nuclear program would only strengthen it by helping make it more self-sufficient.
In a speech Saturday, the Iranian president also said US pressure on Iran had backfired and made Washington more isolated in the eyes of the world.
"Don't think you can stump Iran's progress. You can make your statements and declare your resolutions, but our nation is adamant to forge on."
President Barack Obama said Thursday that six world powers dealing with Iran's nuclear program will develop a package of serious new punitive measures over its refusal to halt uranium enrichment in the coming weeks.
China has not confirmed US reports it has dropped its opposition to possible new UN sanctions. Beijing has veto power in the UN Security Council and its support would be key to passing a new resolution.