Iran warned Sunday that it would not take UN actions against it lying down, insisting that it will continue its research-scale enrichment of uranium.
Teheran reiterated its determination to continue its nuclear program after the White House on Saturday rejected Iran's offer to allow snap inspections of its nuclear facilities if the UN nuclear monitor resumes its lead role managing Iran's dispute with the international community.
"We insist that we are willing to resolve [our nuclear] dossier through dialogue ... but Iran won't hold talks and won't surrender under threats and pressures," Asefi told reporters Sunday.
"Our reactions are totally compatible with the actions of the other parties. Against radical actions, Iran will react accordingly. If the UN Security Council makes decisions, the Islamic Republic of Iran will define and arrange its cooperation with the agency compatible with that," he said.