Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ahmadinejad Says No to Nuclear Compromise

Ahmadinejad Saying No to Nuclear Compromise
Kohgelouyeh . 23 July 2008 . Fars Photo

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today vowed Iran would not step back “an inch” in the nuclear standoff with the West.

“The Iranian people are steadfast and will not step back an inch against the oppressive powers,” Ahmadinejad told a rally in the southwestern province of Kohgelouyeh-Boyerahmad.

The world major powers had given Iran a limited time to accept the freeze-on-freeze compromise, with Iran not expanding its current level of enrichment activities and the UN not imposing any new sanctions.

There are 10 days remaining for Iran to formally respond to the compromise proposal. If Iran had accepted the proposal, direct talks for reaching a final agreement on its nuclear program would have started.

Ahmadinejad’s defiant comments today all but killed the prospects for any early resolution of the crisis.

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