Ahmadinejad: Sanctions will spur nuke development

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday said additional UN sanctions would cause Iran to step up its nuclear development even further, Iran's state broadcasting company reported. The U.N. Security Council has set a deadline of late May for Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program, warning it will gradually ratchet up punishment. "After the first resolution, we undertook the nuclear fuel cycle; after the second one, we began the industrial phase of nuclear fuel; and if another resolution is issued, new capabilities company's Web site quoted Ahmadinejad as saying in a speech in the Kazeroun.