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Friday, October 30, 2009

Ahmadinejad: Iran will pursue nuclear program as long as Israel maintains nuclear weapons

(JTA) -- Iran will continue to progress in its nuclear program as long as Israel continues to have nuclear weapons, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said. The Iranian president made the remarks Tuesday during a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the semi-official state news agency ISNR reported. "When an illegal regime possesses nuclear weapons, the other countries' rights for peaceful nuclear energy cannot be denied," ISNR quoted Ahmadinejad as saying. Israel is widely believed to possess nuclear weapons but has never admitted to having them...LINK

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