Iran's president says his country will continue its controversial nuclear program, despite what he called threats and pressure from major world powers.
Iran's student news agency (ISNA) quoted President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today as saying that threats and pressures will not affect Iran's will. Mr. Ahmadinejad said demands that Iran suspend nuclear enrichment activities are illegal.
European Union leaders are to meet Tuesday to consider United Nations sanctions against Iran.
The E.U. foreign policy chief Javier Solana failed to persuade Iran to suspend nuclear enrichment during several meetings with Iran's nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani.
U.S. officials say the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council the United States, Britain, Russia, France and China plus Germany have reached broad agreement on sanctions against Iran.
Iran ignored an August 31st deadline to suspend uranium enrichment or face international sanctions.
Western nations accuse Iran of seeking nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.