Ahmadinejad: UN sanctions have 'no value at all'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday condemned as having "no value at all" a recent resolution by the United Nations Security Council that imposed sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programmes. "The resolution is contradictory to the UN charter, purely political and has totally discredited the status of the UN Security Council as defender of world states and global peace," Ahmadinejad said in a speech in Ahvaz, southern Iran, broadcast live on the news network Khabar. "Everybody should know that this illegal resolution has no value at all for the Iranian nation," the president said. Last month, a UN Security Council vote to impose sanctions on the Islamic state's nuclear programmes. The Iranian president termed the resolution as a "piece of paper" not stopping Iran's nuclear programmes. "The resolution is aimed at creating an anti-Iran atmosphere in the world and intimidate our people but the West should know that the Iranian nation will not only unanimously stand behind its nuclear rights but give the world powers a historic slap in the face," the president said.