Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the country would "stand against" its enemies "with its power". Israeli Deputy PM Shaul Mofaz warned that Iran's nuclear capability is headed for a "breakthrough."
Western powers gave
That would suggest a deadline of Saturday, although
"The main reason for their enmity with this nation in the past 30 years is that they want to force the Iranian nation to retreat," the state broadcaster quoted him as saying, without mentioning any country by name.
"Whenever the enemies have failed against this nation they have tried to make excuses, but the Iranian nation will stand against them with its power," Ahmadinejad said, without elaborating.
Ahmadinejad's remarks drew a speedy reaction from the White House.
"Comments like those aren't productive. He should instead be focused on the generous incentives package we've offered," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said in
The West accuses
The freeze idea is aimed at getting preliminary talks started, although formal negotiations on an incentives package proposed by six world powers will not start before
Date created : 2008-08-02