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Iran 'won't budge an iota' from its nuclear path

Iran "will not budge an iota" from its nuclear path, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today, a day after a UN report affirmed that credible evidence suggested Tehran was pursuing atomic weapons.

world Updated: Nov 09, 2011 15:31 IST

Iran "will not budge an iota" from its nuclear path, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday, a day after a UN report affirmed that credible evidence suggested Tehran was pursuing atomic weapons.

Ahmadinejad rejected allegations that Iran's civilian nuclear programme was being used to build a nuclear arsenal, saying, "we don't need the atomic bomb," in a speech broadcast by state television.

He told a crowd in the western city of Shahr-e Kord: "We will not budge an iota from the path we are committed to."

The president rounded on the United States, which he accused of providing the "empty claims" contained in the International Atomic Energy Agency report.

"We will not build two bombs in the face of your 20,000. We will develop something that you cannot respond to, which is ethics, humanity, solidarity and justice," he said.

"You should know that no enemy of the Iranian people has ever tasted victory," he said.