Iran Reactor 311.
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Iran is "being tried for a crime" it hasn't committed, said Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast on Sunday, in an interview with the IRIB.
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According to an Iranian Press TV report, the official referred to the UN Security Council sanctions in place against Iran's nuclear program, and stated that these were not only unwelcome, they would also not discourage the country from pursuing their nuclear program, which they say is for strictly peaceful purposes.
Also on Sunday, a top Iranian lawmaker said that millions of people worldwide are
demanding Israeli leaders be put on trial for "brutal acts as occupiers
in Palestinian land."
First Vice Speaker of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) Mohammad Hassan
Aboutorabi-Fard made the comments to ISNA, adding that he hoped the
resistance would help to bring about Israel's defeat.Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel "hypocrite racists" and a
Western invention as Iranians celebrated International Jerusalem Day last
Friday, at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with
rallies against the "Israeli occupation of Palestinian land by Israel"
being held across the country, according to PressTV.
In related news, just days after the Iranian president said the that the US military were too weak to defeat
even a small army in Iraq, British newspaper the Sunday Times
reported that at least five Iranian companies are paying the Taliban each time they kill an American soldier.
According to the report, senior members of the Islamic terror group
confirmed that Iran pays rebels $1,000 for each soldier killed and a
further $6,000 for every vehicle destroyed.AP contributed to this report.