Sanctions will not slow nuclear programme: Ahmadinejad


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May 10, 2010
Sanctions will not slow nuclear programme: Ahmadinejad

Those who have regulated and designed the resolutions against the Islamic republic of Iran need us more than we need them," Mr. Ahmadinejad said.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today said that new sanctions imposed on his country would not slow the country's progress on its nuclear programme.

"Those resolutions are only paper," he said.

Mr. Ahmadinejad today joined other seven heads of states and governments to attend the seventh D-8 summit of developing nations in Nigeria's capital Abuja.

"Those who have regulated and designed the resolutions against the Islamic republic of Iran need us more than we need them," he said.

The U.N. resolution to impose sanction on his country because of nuclear quest cannot deter Iran from pursuing its interest in nuclear energy, he said.

He noted that Iran is not interested in the nuclear power race.

He slammed U.S.' dictatorial attitude towards other nations and blamed Western countries for the ravaging global financial crisis.

Earlier on his arrival yesterday he had called the United States a self-declared leader.

"The U.S. regards itself as the self-declared leader of the nations of the world but everyone knows this is a dictatorial attitude," he had said.

The theme of this year's summit is 'Enhancing Investment Cooperation Among The Group'

Mr. Ahmadinejad addressed a press conference at the meeting attended by leaders from Bangladesh, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Nigeria.

He said: "What are the reasons behind the emergence of an economic melt down and crisis in the world. They have committed acts of plundering of the economies of the world."

He said the Western powers employs colonial tactics in dealing with the weaker nations and tries to bring them under their perpetual control.

"These same countries have planned to dominate the whole world and bring every thing under their own control. They have no respect for other nations. And during the time of colonialism, they plundered the wealth of nations, character of nations and the spirit of nations". The Iranian leader said.

D-8 summit in the oil rich African country is meant to boost the economic co-operation between member countries.

At the summit, Malaysia handed over the chairmanship of the D-8 to Nigeria.

Malaysia took over the D-8 chairmanship on July 8, 2008 at the sixth summit in Kuala Lumpur.

To be discussed at the summit are the D-8 Roadmap for Economic Cooperation (2008-2018) which was agreed on at the conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2008 with the purpose of boosting expanded economic co-operation between member countries of D-8.

Also expected at the end of the summit is an Abuja declaration that would address factors that could lessen the effect of and challenges confronting member states as a result of factors like global recession, world energy question, climate change and global warming and food security, transportation, and world trade
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Mar 31, 2010
Iran nearing potential to build nuclear bomb: Medvedev

MOSCOW: Iran is close to having the potential to build a nuclear weapon, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday, in one of Moscow's toughest statements on the Iranian atomic drive.

"Iran is nearing the possession of the potential which in principle could be used for the creation of a nuclear weapon," Medvedev said at a meeting with Russian diplomats quoted by Russian news agencies.

Russia, traditionally a diplomatic and economic ally of the Islamic Republic, has in the past taken a milder line against Tehran than Western powers but has noticeably hardened its position in recent months.
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Medvedev you are the one building reactors for Iran stop causing a panic to sell more weapons to Iran.


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Jun 23, 2010
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Iran scientist seeks refuge in Pakistan embassy in U.S.

(Reuters) - Iran's state radio said on Tuesday a missing Iranian nuclear scientist who Tehran says was kidnapped by the CIA, had taken refuge in Pakistan's embassy in Washington.

"A few hours ago Shahram Amiri took refuge at Iran's interest section at the Pakistan embassy in Washington, wanting to return to Iran immediately," state radio said.

Iran and the United States cut diplomatic relations shortly after the country's 1979 Islamic revolution. The Pakistani embassy looks after Iran's interests in the United States.

Amiri, a university researcher working for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, disappeared during a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia a year ago and Tehran accused Riyadh of handing him over to the United States, which Saudi Arabia has denied.

Iran summoned the Swiss ambassador to Tehran earlier this month and handed over documents which it said showed Amiri had been kidnapped by the United States.

U.S. interests in Tehran are handled by the Swiss embassy.

Confusing video footage of Amiri has been aired in the past weeks. In one video, a man identified as Amiri, said he had been taken to the United States and tortured.

In another video that appeared on the Internet, a man also purporting to be the scientist said he was actually studying in the United States.

In a third video, a man describing himself as Amiri said he had fled from U.S. "agents" and was in hiding, urging human rights groups to help him return to Iran.

In March, ABC news said Amiri had defected to the United States and was helping the CIA.

Tehran initially refused to acknowledge Amiri's involvement in Iran's disputed nuclear program, which the West fears is being used to develop nuclear weapons. Iran says it is aimed at generating electricity.

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