Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Saturday that Tehran will press forward with its nuclear program plans, and told world powers involved in negotiations to respect the decision.
Talks on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have ground to a halt in Vienna, with Iran and the United States not budging on remaining issues.
What did Raisi say?
The Iranian leader struck a defiant tone during a speech marking the country’s “Nuclear Technology Day.”
“For more than the one-hundredth time, our message from Tehran to Vienna is that we will not back off from the Iranian people’s nuclear rights… not even an iota,” state media quoted Raisi as saying.
The 61-year-old leader, who was elected last August, said his administration will support efforts to speed up nuclear technology research —…