Iran's Supreme Leader won't stop nuclear program

Iran's Supreme Leader won't stop nuclear program
Monday, January 9, 2012 - 10:12am

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said monday that Iran would not surrender to the pressure of sanctions imposed by the west to stop its nuclear program. Monday's comments by Khamenei come a week after President Barack Obama approved new sanctions against Iran, targeting the country's central bank and its ability to sell oil abroad.

The U.S. has delayed implementing the sanctions for at least six months, worried about sending the price of oil higher at a time when the global economy is struggling. Adding to the pressure on Iran over its nuclear ambitions, the European Union has been weighing an embargo on importing oil from Iran.

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