Iran responded defiantly Sunday to U.N. Security Council sanctions by announcing it would press ahead with nuclear enrichment. “Previously we said repeatedly that if the Westerners wanted to exploit the UN Security Council it will not only have no influence but make us more determined to pursue our nuclear goals even faster,” said Iran’s top nuclear negotiator.


The country’s top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, said Iran would work on installing 3,000 centrifuges at Natanz, a key nuclear plant in central Iran.

The UN sanctions, passed unanimously, ban the supply of nuclear materials to Iran and freeze some assets overseas.

US officials have already called for tougher measures.

The resolution demands that Tehran end all uranium enrichment work, which can produce fuel for nuclear plants as well as for bombs. Read more

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