Iran will not retreat from its rights _ Ahmadinejad
IRAN: Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has stressed the
independence of the Islamic Republic, saying the Iranian nation will
“not retreat one iota” from its rights.
Addressing a huge crowd in Tehran's Azadi Square on the 34th
anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Ahmadinejad said,
“Today, no power can make the slightest imposition against the Iranian
nation, and this nation will not retreat one iota from its basic
“Today, [even] the most cynic and immoral enemies of the Iranian
nation admit that the Iranian nation and country is one of the most
independent nations and countries in the world and no one can impose
their will on the Iranian nation,” Ahmadinejad said.
“Today, enemies are making every effort to prevent the progress of
the Iranian nation by [mounting] pressures, but they have not
succeeded.” Ahmadinejad added.
“We also emphasize that dialogue is better than confrontation” and
during the talks “misunderstandings should be removed” and “convergence
should be made,” the Iranian President said, stressing that in this way
dialogue would not serve “as a tool to impose the wills (of one side on
the other).” The Islamic republic “will not back down on its fundamental
( nuclear) rights even a single iota” in the face of pressures, he said.
On Sunday, Iranians staged mass rallies across the country to mark
the 34th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that
put an end to the monarchy of the US-backed Pahlavi regime in the
- PRESS TV