The uranium-enrichment facility at Natanz (file photo) (MNA)
March 26, 2007 -- Iran says it is cutting back its cooperation with the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency and has again vowed it will not halt uranium enrichment.
The moves came in response to the UN Security Council's unanimous vote on March 24 to expand sanctions against Iran for refusing to halt-enrichment activity.
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is quoted as calling the UN resolution "illegal" and pledging that Iran will not stop what he called its peaceful and legal nuclear work "even for one second."
Ahmadinejad also said Iran would not forget which nations supported the resolution and would adjust its international relations. No further details were given.
The new sanctions block Iranian arms exports, and impose an international freeze on the assets of 28 people and organizations involved in Iran's nuclear and missile programs. The measure says all sanctions would be suspended if Iran halts uranium enrichment.