Ahmadinejad vows not to stop uranium enrichment

Iran will not retreat one iota on its uranium enrichment, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday, signalling there would be no concessions in talks with the head of the UN nuclear agency who arrived to head off a confrontation with the Security Council. "We have not seen diversion of nuclear material for weapons purposes, but the picture is still hazy and not very clear," the UN nuclear chief, Mohamed ElBaradei, told reporters after talks with Iran's nuclear officials. ElBaradei said he had discussed with the Iranians the UN request for Iran to suspend uranium enrichment for a period of time until questions over its nuclear program had been resolved.