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Iran Does Not 'Give A Damn' About UN Pressure

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad (file photo) (epa) April 28, 2006 -- Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad today said his country does not "give a damn" about international pressure to suspend its enrichment of uranium.

Ahmadinejad's statement came hours before the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, reports on whether Tehran has met UN Security Council demands.

IAEA chief Mohammad el-Baradei is expected to tell the Security Council and the IAEA's board that Iran has not stopped enriching uranium, or fully answered IAEA queries about its nuclear program.

Ahmadinejad accused "enemies" of launching "psychological warfare" against Iran and reiterated that Iran will ignore international demands to halt work to develop nuclear energy.

(Reuters, IRNA)

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