NCRI – The clerical regime’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted on Thursday that the regime would resume atomic research, despite warnings from the West that it would endanger efforts to find a diplomatic compromise over its nuclear ambitions.
Western diplomats said the latest move by Iranian regime, which followed its resumption of uranium conversion in August, was likely to increase calls for the regime’s case to be referred to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.
Speaking in the holy city of Qom, Ahmadinejad said: “Recently, some have said the Iranian nation has no right to nuclear research.”
"But they should know that the Iranian nation and government will defend the right to nuclear research and technology and will go forward prudently," he said.
A delegation of Iranian regime was expected to meet officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna on Thursday to explain what activities the resumption of nuclear research and development would encompass.