A top US diplomat issued a strong rebuke on Wednesday to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's declaration that the nuclear case "is closed" and that Teheran will defy any further UN Security Council efforts to impose new sanctions on his Islamic regime.
"I am sorry to tell President Ahmadinejad that the case is not closed. The Iranian president is badly mistaken if he thinks the international community is going to forget about the fact that his country is continuing - against the will of the United Nation's Security council - its nuclear research programs," said Nicholas Burns, the third highest ranking US diplomat at the State Department.
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