Thursday, March 30, 2006

Top Majlis official vows Iran will not abandon enrichment

Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Mar. 30 – A senior deputy in Iran’s Majlis, or Parliament, said on Thursday that the Islamic Republic would not abandon uranium enrichment “under any circumstances” hours after the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a “Presidential Statement” calling on it to suspend all uranium enrichment activity.

“Since we have entered the realm of power, retreat will be a lethal blow”, Heshmatollah Felahat-Pisheh told the website Aftab, which belongs to the allies of former President Ayatollah Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Felahat-Pisheh, who is a member of Majlis’ National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said, “We must move ahead as much as we can with our peaceful nuclear energy work and force [the West] to face a fait a compli”.

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