Iran: EU measures useless; Ahmadinejad: Put world 'tyrants' on trial

Iran said Tuesday that additional sanctions by the European Union would not affect Teheran, while President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad slammed world "tyrants" for their attempt to thwart Iran's nuclear program. Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying to a group of judges that "a court should be formed to try and punish all world criminals who invade the rights of the Iranian nation," according to the state IRNA news agency. Ahmadinejad also denounced the West for "issuing a verdict" in the absence of Iran. The president's remarks were his first following a move by the EU on Monday approving additional financial and travel restrictions for Iranian companies and individuals - including the country's largest bank, Bank Melli Iran.