Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a surprise announcement on Wednesday reversing its October agreement to deliver the bulk of its low-enriched uranium stockpile to Russia and France, in return for its small Tehran reactor producing medical isotopes.
“The Iranian nation will by itself make the 20 per cent (nuclear) fuel (enriched uranium) and whatever it needs,” he said, speaking from Isfahan.
In a challenge to Israel, the only nuclear-armed power in the region, the Iranian president said there was not a “damn thing” they could do about Iran’s enrichment programme. “The Zionist regime is nothing. Even its masters cannot do a damn thing,” he said. via The National