Yasouj (Iran): President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
on Wednesday dismissed the threat of new international sanctions,
saying any UN resolution punishing Iran for its refusal to
stop uranium enrichment "won`t be worth a cent."
The United States has said that it and its allies plan to
move ahead in the coming weeks with putting forward a Security
Council resolution imposing a fourth round of sanctions on
Iran over its nuclear program.
Iran has been making a diplomatic push with council
members to try to water down support.
In a speech before a crowd of supporters in the central
city of Yasouj, Ahmadinejad warned council members, "if you
want to speak with the language of coercion ... your
resolutions won`t be worth a cent."
"In the near future, you will see that the United States`
satanic, evil and inhuman domination (of the world) will be
eliminated," he said.
The United States and its allies accuse Iran of seeking
to develop nuclear weapons, and the United Nations has
demanded Tehran halt uranium enrichment, a process that can be
used to produce either nuclear fuel or a warhead.
Iran says its program is peaceful and that it has a right
to pursue enrichment to power reactors to generate
electricity. The UN has already imposed three rounds of
financial sanctions on Iran over its refusal.