President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that western pressure on Iran would fail to make any impact on the Islamic republic or its nuclear program, ILNA reported.
Ahmadinejad, in an address to the people of the northeastern province of Golestan, said that during a trip he made last month to the United States, people there "were insisting that the sanctions have affected us."
"And I, on your behalf, insisted and told them 'The sanctions have had no effect, and whatever the heck you want to do in the next two years, do it now so we see what you are capable of'," he said in the speech broadcast live on state television.
Addressing a large group of people in this northern provincial capital city, he said the US authorities should let the fact-finding team introduce the main culprits of the incident to the world people.
He added that he did not know why the American officials became so angry and embarrassed by his remarks, adding that "such a behavior proves that there is something fishy about the September 11 events that the global community is not aware of".
Condemning the US presence in the region, he urged the US forces to leave the region as soon as possible.
Criticizing Washington for imposing sanctions against the Iranian nation, he said they are trying to create tension between the Iranian people and officials by waging psychological wars.
He reiterated that the sanctions have had no impact on the Islamic Republic of Iran, adding that no one dares to take any measure against the Islamic Republic's security.