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Ahmadinejad Compares Sanctions to Used Handkerchief

The regime in Tehran had harsh words for the U.N. today, vowing that the passage of a new set of economic sanctions will not deter Iran’s nuclear ambitions “even for a second.”

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said resolutions such as the one passed by the U.N. Security Council today “have no valueit is like a used handkerchief that should be thrown in the waste bin.”

“Sanctions are falling on us from the left and the right. For us they are the same as pesky flies.We have patience and we will endure throughout all of this.”

In Vienna, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran’s chief nuclear representative to the U.N., said “we will continue without any interruption our enrichment activities…[they] will not be suspended, even for a second.”

The Iranian parliament is also reportedly reconsidering its cooperation with the U.N. on nuclear matters.

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Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster has been news editor of National Review Online since 2009, and was a web site editor until 2012. His work has appeared in The American Spectator, The American Prospect, The New York Post, The Onion, and a number of other publications. He has been a frequent guest on television and radio and a frequent contributor to In 2011, he was a media fellow at the Hoover Institution. A proud New Jerseyan, Daniel got his start as a beat reporter covering the Meadowlands region of Bergen County. He was educated mostly at George Washington University, but also New York University and Pembroke College, Oxford.

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