Iran has told the United Nations that it will resist international attempts to thwart it’s nuclear ambitions.
Addressing the General Assembly in New York and in front of the empty chairs of the US and Israeli delegations, President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad said:
“The American empire and the World is reaching the end of its journey and the next leaders must limit their interference to their own borders.”
On Monday, the UN’s nuclear watchdog the IAEA asked Iran for a full response to questions about its nuclear plan.
Tehran is in breach of three UN security council resolutions demanding an end to its programme of uranium enrichment.
The West fears this is the pre-cursor to an atomic weapons programme, a claim Tehran has continually dismissed.
Meanwhile, a meeting of the security council’s permanent members and Germany on the fringes of the UN gathering in New York is now in doubt.
The group had been due to discuss a fourth round of sanctions against Iran, but Russia voiced concerns over the timing at the weekend.