Iranian President Vows Not to Retreat under Sanctions
Tehran, May 12 (RHC) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the Islamic republic will not retreat an iota from its rights under pressure of sanctions.
Talking in the northeastern city of Torbat-e Jam, Ahmadinejad said that "They (the West) should know that this (Iranian) nation will not retreat even an iota from its inalienable rights," said the report.
Ahmadinejad made the remarks referring to the successive Western sanctions on the Islamic republic over the country's nuclear program.
On May 7, the United States urged India to further reduce its oil imports from Iran.
Earlier in the month, U.S. President Barack Obama also ordered the treasury department to target foreign entities and individuals who evade the U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Iranis under substantive sanction pressures, especially on its oil industry and oil exports, by the West.
Iranian Foreign Ministry has said that any new sanctions against Iran by the West will "affect the spirit" of next month's nuclear talks.
The last round of nuclear talks between Iran and the UN Security Council's five permanent members -- the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China -- plus Germany (P5+1) concluded in Turkey's Istanbul in April, with all sides describing the talks as positive and agreeing to meet again in the Iraqi capital on May 23.