1. Defiant

    Ahmadinejad: Nuke Charges ‘Absurd’

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, gestures, as he delivers his speech during a meeting with guests of The Press Union of the Islamic World, at the presidency compound, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Oct. 29,. 2011. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

    Vahid Salemi / AP Photo

    The International Atomic Energy Agency’s report on Tuesday said Iran is working on nuclear weapons, but Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad refuses to hear it. He pledged Iran “won’t retreat one iota from the path it is going.” He then attacked the IAEA report as absurd, asking “Why are you ruining the prestige of the agency for absurd U.S. claims?” He insisted that Iran was not building nuclear weapons. "The Iranian nation is wise,” he said. “It won't build two bombs against 20,000 bombs you have.”

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