Tehran, Iran, Dec. 01 â€“ Iranâ€™s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed to continue Iranâ€™s nuclear ambitions till the very end and said that the Islamic Republic was unafraid of the threat of United Nations Security Council referral, state-run dailies reported on Thursday.
Speaking in the province of Ilam, western Iran, on Wednesday, Ahmadinejad said that Tehran had no intention of halting its sensitive nuclear work. â€œWe are not afraid of your bogus stick known as the Security Councilâ€, he said, addressing the United States and the European Union which believe that Iran is working towards obtaining atomic weapons under cover of nuclear energy production.
â€œThose who say that we should not use atomic weapons are those who have themselves used such weaponsâ€, the hard-line president said.
â€œWe will not back down from our stanceâ€, he proclaimed, adding, â€œWe will continue until we obtain nuclear technologyâ€.
France, Britain and Germany â€“ the â€œEU-3â€ â€“ have led negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program since 2003. The talks broke off earlier this year when Iran unilaterally breached its agreement by resuming suspended activities of the nuclear fuel cycle.
Iranâ€™s ultra-Islamist officials and media have been celebrating their â€œvictoryâ€ over the West in the wake of the reported decision by the EU-3 to drop their demand that Iran shut down its nuclear plant in Isfahan before the resumption of talks.