Sanctions begin `battle` against Iran: Ahmadinejad

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 22:37

Tehran: Iran`s President says the West has begun a "heavy battle" with Iran by tightening sanctions over Tehran`s nuclear program.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, however, insists that Iran "will not retreat one iota" from its right to a peaceful nuclear program.

Ahmadinejad`s comments were reported by the official IRNA news agency today.

They come two weeks after a total oil embargo imposed by the European Union and banking sanctions by the US went into effect against Iran for its refusal to halt its uranium enrichment activities.

The US and its allies accuse Iran of seeking nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.


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First Published: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 22:37

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