Iran: Western pressures to cease nuclear program have no legal basis

Western pressure on Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program has no legal basis and will not prevail, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Sunday in the wake of a UN report that Teheran sees as a major political victory. "If threats and adventurism are aimed at depriving the Iranian nation of its legal nuclear rights, they will never succeed," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told reporters. "I do not see any legal basis for illogical and unrealistic endeavors" against Iran's nuclear program, Hosseini said. On Thursday, a report by the UN nuclear watchdog concluded that Iran has been generally truthful about key aspects of its nuclear history, but warned that its knowledge of Teheran's present atomic work was shrinking.