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Iranian President Again Vows Iran Will Continue Nuclear Program


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has again vowed that his country will continue with its controversial nuclear program.

Mr. Ahmadinejad told a rally in the western city of Sanandaj Wednesday that Iranians would fight until the end to defend the country's nuclear right.

In a confidential report Tuesday, the U.N. nuclear agency said U.N. inspectors had found traces of plutonium, a possible weapons material, at a nuclear waste site in Iran.

The report of the International Atomic Energy Agency also said Iran is pressing ahead with uranium enrichment, a process that can be used to generate electricity or, at higher levels, make atomic bombs.

Iranian officials are quoted in state media saying the IAEA report contains nothing new.

The U.N. Security Council is considering a draft resolution for sanctions against Iran for refusing to abide by an August 31 deadline to suspend enrichment activities. Russia and China have been reluctant to punish Iran.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.