The Hizballah News Agency, aka Reuters, titled this one “Iran says won’t back down over atomic rights,” but I think that “rights” thing might be just a bit too strong.
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday Iran would not yield to Western pressure to give up its home-grown nuclear technology.
His comments came days before an August 22 deadline Iran set itself to respond to a demand by six world powers that Tehran give up uranium enrichment in return for economic and other incentives. Iran has so far shown no signs it will accept.
“Today, we are fully mastering the nuclear fuel cycle for our peaceful atomic activities. It is a native technology… No one can take it away from us,” Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech to a rally in the northwestern city of Ardebil….
“The Iranian nation will not yield to pressure but is ready to resolve the nuclear issue through talks,” Ahmadinejad said.
Talks, sure. As long as no one asks them to give up the nukes, they’ll talk all day.