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Iran To Continue Nuclear Program

The President of Iran announced today that the country would continue to develop its nuclear program despite U.N. sanctions. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed Western proposals to suspend the program, and stated that if new sanctions were to be put in place, he would ignore those as well. Both a CNN story and a New York Times article say that the president believes it is the country's "right" to develop the uranium and will not stop. The New York TImes article states that it is the Bush administration's fear that the reactors the country is believed to be constructing would be used for nuclear weapons. One thing that the CNN article details is the presence of "Down with America" signs in the crowd of 10,000 gathered for the speech.

The articles can be found at:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/02/11/iran.nuclear/index.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/12/world/middleeast/12iran.html?_r=1&ref=world&oref=slogin