LONDON, December 14 (IranMania) -
Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has vowed that Iran would make further progress in its nuclear programme despite the objections of world powers, AFP reported.
"In the nuclear energy issue, international powers insisted that Iran should not achieve this advanced technology, but Iranians unanimously insisted on obtaining this right and as a result reached a very advanced level. (I have no doubt that a lot of Iranians would want to have this advanced technology, I think our major problem is that we do not want this crazy, unstable dictatorial Regime to have access to it, because not only would that endanger Iran and Iranians but the international community as a whole).
"Of course, this is not the end of the way, and the Iranian nation will make more progress in this regard," Khamanei said, without specifying what this would involve, state television reported.
Iran has been locked in a standoff with Western countries over its controversial nuclear programme, which they fear could be diverted towards making nuclear weapons.
The five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany appear to be nearing an agreement on a resolution that would impose sanctions on Iran for defying international calls to freeze uranium enrichment.
Enrichment lies at the centre of dispute over Iran's nuclear programme as the process can be used to make atomic weapons as well as nuclear fuel.
Iran vehemently denies charges it is seeking nuclear weapons, insisting it only wants to enrich uranium for peaceful energy ends. ( There is absoloutly nothing peaceful about the IRI and there is no reason to believe this perticular activity would be peaceful, espeically with all the support IRI gives to numerous terrorist groups around the world).
Iran currently has two cascades of 164 centrifuges for uranium enrichment in a plant in central Iran but plans to install 3,000 centrifuges by March.