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Updated: June 23, 2011 14:51 IST

Iran not afraid to make nuke weapon: Ahmadinejad

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. File photo: AP.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. File photo: AP.

Iran’s president says his country isn’t afraid of making a nuclear weapon but doesn’t intend to do so.

Iranian state television on Thursday quoted President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying- “If we do want to make a bomb, we are not afraid of anybody.”

Iran has long insisted that its nuclear programmes are peaceful and meant only to generate power for a future nuclear reactor network.

But the U.N. Security Council has passed four sets of sanctions against Iran for refusing to freeze activities that could be used in a weapons programme.

The U.N. says Iran also blocked an IAEA probe into allegations of secret experiments that could reflect attempts to develop an arms programme.

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