April 16, 2007 -- President Mahmud Ahmadinejad today vowed that Iran would resist "to the end" the standoff over the country's nuclear drive.
In a televised speech in the southern city of Shiraz, Ahmadinejad warned world powers to give up "bullying methods" and not to "misuse" the UN Security Council.
"You should know that by misusing the international organizations that you have created and set the rules for, you will not be able to [undermine] the will of the Iranian nation," Ahmadinejad said.
The comment comes a week after Ahmadinejad announced that Iran was capable of producing nuclear fuel on an industrial scale through enrichment.
The council had imposed two sets of sanctions on Iran over its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment. Western nations suspect Iran's nuclear program is aimed at producing atomic weapons. Tehran denies this.
(AFP, AP, dpa)