Friday, November 13, 2009

Ahmadinejad Hails Defeat for the West on Nuclear Dispute

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Iran Focus

Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has announced that the West has stepped back from its nuclear dispute with Iran by no longer demanding a suspension of Iran's uranium enrichment work. "There is no more talk of suspension ... Israelis and a number of Western countries are angry about this", state-run Press TV quoted Ahmadinejad as saying in a live televised interview on Wednesday evening. Five weeks have passed since an announcement by the Obama administration that Iran had accepted a deal to ship its enriched uranium out of the country, with no deal seemingly in the pipeline. Iran has long been accused by the West of running a covert nuclear weapons program, while analysts have indicated that current talks are simply an attempt by Iran to buy time to develop any such weapon.