Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that Iran will not relinquish its nuclear rights enshrined by Non-Proliferation Treaty. Addressing large groups of Tehranis at Azadi Square on the 29th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Ahmadinejad said: "They should know that the Iranian nation will not retreat from its nuclear rights."
"They cannot do anything except to play with papers and make propaganda," the Iranian leader said, according to IRNA.
Elsewhere in his comments, he said that Iranian nation distances itself from the "arrogant people and compromisers" and will remain firm in safeguarding its ideals. Ahmadinejad said the compromisers are making efforts to underestimate all positive works and progress of Iranian nation with their hostility.
He accused the said group of engagement with enemies and providing them with information, thus emboldening them to issue sanctions against Iran over its peaceful nuclear program. "Those who have regular meetings with the enemies and provide them with information, telling them there is difference among officials of the system and encouraging them to issue harsher sanctions against the Iranian nation, are not part of the Iranian nation and the nation will reject them."