President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday the West has failed to break
Iran's will in the nuclear standoff, days after world powers presented Tehran
with a new offer aimed at ending the crisis.
"In the nuclear issue, the bullying powers have used up all their
capabilities but could not break the will of the Iranian nation," Ahmadinejad
was quoted as saying by state television.
World powers -- Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United
States -- on Saturday offered Tehran a new package of technological and economic
incentives in exchange for suspending uranium
The West fears the process might be used to make an atomic bomb
although Iran insists it only wants to generate nuclear energy for peaceful
Ahmadinejad's comments were his first statement on the nuclear crisis
since the offer was presented but it was not clear if they represented a
reaction to the proposal.
The Iranian government spokesman has already said Tehran will reject
any offer demanding it suspends uranium enrichment.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Ahmadinejad: Iran Won The Nuclear Standoff
It would seem he is correct.
If so, then future generations will look back on our time and wonder how we could possibly have been so stupid.