Ahmadinejad on nuclear issue: Time is with Iran

November 15, 2006 18:27

Iran on Wednesday dismissed a UN report that inspectors found new traces of enriched uranium and plutonium at an Iranian nuclear waste facility, saying it has already explained the discovery. Iran's hard-line president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, meanwhile, insisted the West will gradually back down in its standoff with Iran and eventually accept its nuclear program. "While the West tries to thwart the progress of our nation, time is on our side," Ahmadinejad told a crowd in Sanandaj, capital city of Iran's Kurdistan province, 500 kilometers (311 miles) west of the capital, Tehran. "They would have to take one step back with every passing day and approve the right of the Iranian people," he said.

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