'UN sanctions should be thrown in the dust bin'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the new UN sanctions imposed on Iran should be trashed.


June 10, 2010

Reacting to the United Nations sanctions, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the new UN sanctions imposed on Tehran should be "thrown in the dust bin".

An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said the move towards the resolution was an incorrect step and it is neither constructive nor efficient in solving the issue.

A few minutes before the sanctions vote was held Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said that Tehran will deliver a harsh response if it was confronted with new UN measures, he also warned that choosing confrontation will be met with Iran's firm response.

Obama on the sanctions

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama said the nuclear sanctions against Iran sent an unmistakable message to the leadership of Iran. He said the resolution will put in place the toughest sanctions ever faced by the Iranian government.

He also said that it sends an unmistakable message regarding the international community's commitment to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, and warned that the sanctions would not change Iran's stance over its nuclear program overnight, but that the Tehran government would eventually change track.

He, however, made clear that the sanctions do not close the doors of diplomacy.

COMMENTS (30)

Zaigham Ali | 11 years ago | Reply Its not United Nations call it Unnatural Nations.
ali hamdani | 11 years ago | Reply violence is condemned in all parts of the world. We can never get anywhere with war and violence. Lets all promote tolerance amongst countries as well I say. Nuclear weapons are a serious danger if the terrorist get a hand on it.
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