Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that the Islamic Republic is not afraid of manufacturing nuclear weapons but does not intend to do so.
Tehran's state television quoted Ahmadinejad as saying: "If we do want to make a bomb, we are not afraid of anybody."
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Iran has long insisted that its nuclear programs are peaceful and were meant only to generate power for a future nuclear reactor network.
The UN said Iran also blocked an
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) probe into allegations of secret experiments that could reflect attempts to develop an arms program.
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