Ahmadinejad: Sanctions won't stop nuclear drive (UPDATE)
Iran's president says not even 100,000 U.N. Security Council resolutions will stop his country's nuclear ambitions, Fars News Agency reported.
According to the agency, Ahmadinejad said that Iran is already a nuclear state. "Some wanted to prevent Iran to have nuclear technology, but they failed. Now they make excuses that Iran intends to produce nuclear weapon. We are not interested in these excuses," Ahmadinejad said.
Ahmadinejad made this statement on the eve of next talks of the P5+1 (France, USA, Great Britain, Russia, China + Germany) with Iran. At present, Head of the Atomic Energy Agency of Iran (AEAI) and Iranian Acting Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi is on visit to Turkey. The next meeting between Iran and P5+1 will be held in Istanbul on Jan.21.
The U.N. Security Council adopted six resolutions in connection with the suspension of Iran's nuclear program, with four of them involving the use of economic sanctions on the country. Iran considers the resolutions as illegal and refuses them.