Iran not to surrender to threats, sanctions over nuclear program: spokesman

09:49, April 06, 2010      

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Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Monday that Iran will not surrender to the threats and sanctions over its nuclear program, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

The approach of threats and sanctions strengthens the Iranian nation's resolution to obtain its rights, Mehmanparast said, according to the report.

"If they (the West) want to use different ways of threat to impose sanction and pass resolution against Iran to force the country to ignore its rights, the approach comes to naught for sure," Mehmanparast was quoted as saying.

"The more pressure, the more our nation will be determined to obtain its rights," he added.

"We do not regard sanction as a good phenomenon and we consider it as an illogical movement against the interests of our country," ISNA quoted him as saying.

Britain, France, the United States and other western countries have been pushing for a fourth round of UN sanctions to restrict Iran's nuclear efforts, which they say are aimed at developing nuclear weapons.

Iran has denied the western accusation and stressed its nuclear program is solely for peaceful purpose.

The U.S. State Department confirmed Wednesday that six world powers, namely Britain, the United States, France, Russia, Germany and China, have had discussion on the new sanctions against Iran, but no consensus was reached.

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran's Parliament, said Sunday that another round of sanctions against Iran would leave no major impact on the country.

Source: Xinhua


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