Iran claims it won't comply with UN resolution

April 28, 2006 06:10

Iran will not comply with any Security Council resolution aimed at halting its nuclear enrichment program because its activites are legal and peaceful, and pose no threat to international security, Iran's UN ambassador said Thursday. Ambassador Javad Zarif said he expects "a lot of pressure from the United States to impose another short-sighted decision on the Security Council" after Friday's release of a report by UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei. ElBaradei, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, is expected to report that Iran has refused to suspend all uranium enrichment, which can be used to generate electricity but also in nuclear weapons.

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