Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Iran's Supreme Leader: Nuclear Program is "Irreversible"

ABC News:
Iran's supreme leader said Tuesday that Iran's nuclear fuel program was "irreversible", warning that any retreat by Iran over its nuclear program will be "breaking the country's independence." Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also ordered Iran's diplomats abroad to defend the country's nuclear program, saying retreat will force Tehran to gradually give up all its foreign policy goals.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran considers retreat over the nuclear issue…as breaking the country's independence which will impose huge costs on the Iranian nation," state television quoted Khamenei as saying to diplomats brought home from Iran's embassies across the world for consultations with Iranian leaders.