Iran to defend rights if new sanctions imposed: Ahmadinejad
Iranian Prez Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that his country will defend its rights even if a new sanctions resolution is imposed.
Tehran: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
said on Friday that his country will defend its rights even if a
new sanctions resolution is imposed by the UN Security
"We are standing in the face of enemies. To defend the
rights of the nation, we will pull out any resolutions from
the mouth" of the enemies, the hardliner said in a speech
marking the 21st death anniversary of revolutionary leader
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Last month the United States introduced a draft
resolution to impose tough new UN sanctions on Iran for
pursuing its controversial nuclear programme, saying it had
the support of the four other permanent veto-wielding Security
Council members, Russia, China, Britain and France.
Iran is already under three sets of UN sanctions for its
refusal to suspend uranium enrichment.
Ahmadinejad, meanwhile, also lashed out at arch-foes
Washington and Israel over the bungled Israeli raid on a Gaza
aid flotilla on Monday.
"The US government should repent and know that such dead
end positions of Mr (Barack) Obama will result in the end of
the US government and so it should stop supporting the Zionist
regime," Ahmadinejad said.
"I am also telling the Zionist regime`s leaders that 60
years of atrocities are enough and I am warning you that any
new aggression means certain death for the Zionist regime."
Animosity between Iran and Israel has worsened under
Ahmadinejad who previously has said that Israel was doomed to
be "wiped off the map".