Saturday, April 15, 2006

Iran Dismisses US Warning of Strong UN Action

Voice of America:

14 April 2006

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has dismissed a warning from U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that Iran could face strong action by the U.N. Security Council.

Iran's state-run news agency says Mr. Ahmadinejad spoke Friday on the sidelines of a conference in Tehran on Palestinian support.

He said Rice is free to speak out, but that her comments were not important.

On Thursday, Rice said Iran could face escalating international penalties if it ignores a Security Council demand to halt its nuclear work. She said one option is the chapter seven resolution of the U.N. charter, which could allow for military action.

Her comments came as Tehran rejected an appeal from the International Atomic Energy Agency to suspend uranium enrichment activities.

Earlier this week, Iran claimed to be enriching uranium to a level used in nuclear power plants. Last month, the U.N. Security Council gave Iran 30 days to suspend uranium enrichment. The The IAEA is expected to report to the Council on Iran's compliance by April 28.

The United States accuses Iran of running a secret nuclear weapons program - a charge Tehran denies.


At 11:09 PM, Blogger Ruzbeh Hosseini said...

We must free our country before the West decides to destroy our country. These good-for-nothing murderers are provoking the world. They want war - there is no doubt about it.

We can't sit anymore and wait anymore. 27 years has passed and that's 27 too many. If we don't free our country now we will giving an open invitation to those who do not have Iran's best interests at heart to take advantage of our weaknesses at such a crucial period in our nation's history.

We are, for lack of a better example, in the dark ages. Now is the time to come out of that darkness and into a new era of freedom, liberty, and prosperity.

Marg Bar Mullah-e Kaseef!


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