Ahmadinejad Remains Defiant on Iran's Nuclear Drive

Reacting to an IAEA report that Iran has accelerated its illicit nuclear program, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday proclaimed that Tehran would "never retreat even one step" from its desire to be a nuclear power, The Washington Post reported. President Bush responded to the IAEA report by urging world powers to enact more stringent sanctions against the Islamic Republic. "An Iran with a nuclear weapon would be incredibly destabilizing for the world," Bush said, adding that world leaders must "work collaboratively to continue to isolate that regime." Iran has rebuffed multiple Security Council resolutions demanding that it end its efforts to enrich uranium -- a key step toward developing nuclear weapons.

Source: AIPAC

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