Iran: Sanctions won't stop nuclear drive

January 18, 2011 11:44

TEHERAN, Iran  — Iran's president said not even 100,000 UN Security Council resolutions will stop his country's nuclear ambitions.

The semiofficial Fars news agency said Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made the remarks during a meeting with a group of journalists Tuesday in Teheran.Iran has hardened its position on its nuclear program ahead of Jan. 21-22 talks with world powers in Istanbul, Turkey. Teheran said it will refuse to talk about its right to enrich uranium.

Uranium enrichment lies at the heart of Iran's dispute with the West, a technology that can be used to produce nuclear fuel or materials for a warhead.

The US and some of its allies accuse Iran of seeking to develop a nuclear weapons capability, a charge Iran denies.

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