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Khamenei: Iran will continue on its nuclear path
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution says Iran will not bow to threats made by bullying world powers and abandon its nuclear program.
In a Wednesday address, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said those who possess and build atomic bombs and threaten global security are aware of Iran's intentions in pursuing nuclear technology.
"They [the West] know that the Iranian nation is seeking nuclear technology to generate electricity; however, do not want to allow it as this know-how would empower Iran," the Leader expounded.
Ayatollah Khamenei cautioned that taking a step back would compel the global hegemony to take a step forward, adding that retreating from the right path would not change the political stance of world powers.
“With thirty years of experience in resistance, the Iranian nation will continue on its [nuclear] path without taking notice of their [the West's] language of threat,” said the Leader.
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the high status Iran enjoys in global and regional arenas and predicted a bright future for the country.
The Leader's remarks were made ahead of a Saturday deadline for Iran to respond to a package of incentives which requires the country to suspend uranium enrichment.
Following nuclear talks in Geneva to discuss the package of incentives, Washington warned Tehran to choose between 'confrontation' and meeting Western demands over its enrichment program.
Iran argues that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) it is entitled to uranium enrichment and maintains that diplomacy is the only effective measure in resolving its nuclear standoff.