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Iranian Prez blasts UN Security Council powers

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has also vowed that his country would not surrender its nuclear ambitions.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2006 14:13 IST

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed on Wednesday his country would not surrender its nuclear ambitions.

He also blasted an agreement between the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to take up the case.

"Those who possess stocks of nuclear arms meet together and take decisions and think that the Iranian people will submit to their decisions," the president said in a speech.

"I tell these countries, who want to violate the rights of the Iranian people that the Iranian people will not be influenced by their propaganda," he said.

The president vowed that the Islamic republic would "continue on the road to victory".

The foreign ministers of the five permanent Security Council members agreed in London overnight on Monday to haul Iran's case to New York.

This happened after the country resumed sensitive nuclear fuel research work and deepened fears it could acquire the atom bomb.

A referral is likely to come during an emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) 35-nation board of governors, which begins on Thursday.

"They believe they are dealing with a second-rate people with no culture. But we will build nuclear power stations everywhere in the country with a capacity of 20,000 megawatts," Ahmadinejad asserted.

"Our people will not bow to a few tyrannical countries, who think they are the whole world," he added.

"The language of the Europeans and the West is from the Middle Ages. They live in a colonial dream. The action of the Westerners will have no influence on the decisions of the Iranian people," said the president, who was speaking during a visit to the southern city of Bushehr.

First Published: Feb 01, 2006 14:13 IST