Iran Vows Resistance In Nuclear Standoff

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his country has successfully resisted U.S.-led efforts to halt its uranium enrichment.

The speech in southern Iran comes just days ahead of a new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency on the country’s disputed nuclear program.

Ahmadinejad says Iran will not stop enriching uranium – a process that yields material that can be used to produce nuclear fuel or bombs – under any conditions. Tehran says its program is to generate fuel only, but Washington and some of its allies fear the program is aimed at building nuclear weapons.

Ahmadinejad warns that America and its allies will face a determined nation if it starts “a new game,” likely referring to Washington’s efforts to push for a new round of U.N. sanctions.