Iran threatens to start uranium enrichment
Iran's Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani on Sunday said Iran will resume enrichment if its nuclear case is referred to the UN Security Council. According to IRNA, he said Iran had acquired the technology to enrich uranium.
Meanwhile, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said Sunday Iran would go on with its nuclear research inside the country. Talking to reporters at his weekly press conference, the Iranian official said, "Threat, intimidation and blackmailing will not have any effects on Iran's decision in this respect. The Iranian officials cannot act against the public will."
"The mistake West is making is that it thinks Iran is after bargaining," he said.
He stressed Iran's right to have access to peaceful nuclear energy and recommended the West "not to think it will lose, if it recognizes the country's rights".