Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad underlined the country’s independence and resistance against enemies’ pressures, and said no world power can block the Iranian nation’s progress.
“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, addressing a huge crowd in Tehran’s Azadi Square on the 34th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution on Sunday.
“Today, enemies are making every effort to prevent the progress of the Iranian nation by (mounting) pressures, but they have not succeeded,” he added.
“Today, no power can make the slightest imposition against the Iranian nation, and this nation will not retreat one iota from its basic rights,” Ahmadinejad said.
Washington and its Western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions and the western embargos for turning down West’s calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.
Tehran has dismissed the West’s demands as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians’ national resolve to continue the path.
Tehran has repeatedly said that it considers its nuclear case closed as it has come clean of IAEA’s questions and suspicions about its past nuclear activities.
Political observers believe that the United States has remained at loggerheads with Iran mainly over the independent and home-grown nature of Tehran’s nuclear technology, which gives the Islamic Republic the potential to turn into a world power and a role model for the other third-world countries.