Iran's foes racing to hell says Ahamadinejad
TEHRAN: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday lashed out at his Western foes which demand Iran halt its sensitive nuclear activities, saying they were "racing to hell".
"The Iranian people have climbed over difficult mountain passes on their path of progress. The enemies need to step aside from our path and give up their satanic ideas," he said, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency.
"One or two countries are refusing to accept that Iran is now mastering nuclear technology ... Some countries are racing towards hell. But this makes us sad and, for the good of their people, we will resist." Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, reiterated yesterday that Tehran was not seeking to manufacture atomic weapons.