- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 23, 2008

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Iran’s president is accusing “a few bullying powers” of trying to thwart the country’s nuclear program.

In a speech before the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also declared that “the American empire” is nearing collapse.

The U.S. and its allies allege Iran wants to develop its uranium enrichment program to make nuclear weapons. Iran insists its nuclear program is purely peaceful and designed to produce electricity for civilian use.

Iran already is under three sets of sanctions by the U.N. Security Council for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment.

Washington and its Western allies are pushing for quick passage of a fourth set of sanctions to underline the international community’s resolve.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide