Ahmadinejad Compares Iran's Nuclear Program To Train With 'No Brakes'
<div class="caption"><div class="watermark"> <a href="http://gdb.rferl.org/EC7DB6FC-F4AD-49E9-A4DA-F312D25F2617_mw800_mh600.jpg" rel="ibox" title="Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad (file photo) (epa)"> <img alt="Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad (file photo) (epa)" src="http://gdb.rferl.org/EC7DB6FC-F4AD-49E9-A4DA-F312D25F2617_w203.jpg" class="photo" border="0"></a></div><p>Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad (file photo) (epa)</p></div>February 25, 2007 -- Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad says Iran will not retreat in the face of Western pressure on its nuclear program, comparing the program to a train with no brakes.
Local media say Ahmadinejad made the comment in a speech in Tehran today.
Meanwhile, Deputy Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mohammadi is quoted as saying the Islamic republic is ready for any possible scenario, including war.
The comments come a day after U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said Washington would not rule out military action against Iran to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
Iran, which denies it is seeking nuclear weapons, this week ignored a UN Security Council deadline to halt sensitive nuclear activities.
(AP, AFP, Reuters)