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Learn lessons from Iraq: Iranian president

india Updated: Jan 03, 2007 14:44 IST

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned American and British leaders to learn a lesson from the execution of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, saying "the Iranian people have no fear of your threats and will resist your bullying".

IRNA, the official news agency, however did not elaborate what lessons he was alluding to.

"Today, enemies are telling lies about their opposition to nuclear weapons and support for human rights.

They are against Iran's peaceful nuclear programme under such pretexts," Ahmadinejad said while meeting families of martyrs and war veterans in Khuzestan province.

He said "enemies" - a clear reference to the West - was striving to force Iran to retreat from its inalienable and legal right to produce nuclear weapons.

"Enemies made efforts to urge the Iranian people to accept suspension of peaceful nuclear activities.

They spoke of economic sanctions and military threats when faced with our resistance.

They finally passed an anti-Iran resolution and prevented certain countries form cooperating with Iran on nuclear fields," the president thundered.

Ahmadinejad stated that adoption of a resolution against Iran was aimed at launching poisonous propaganda and a psychological warfare and exerting pressure on the country that it would resist.