Iran May Undertake `Illegal’ Atomic Work, Leader Says (Update3)
By Robin Stringer
March 21 (Bloomberg) — Iran may undertake atomic work outside of international regulations if the United Nations Security Council insists that the Islamic Republic ceases uranium enrichment, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.
“Until today, what we have done has been in accordance with international regulations,’’ Khamenei said. “If they take illegal actions, we too can take illegal actions, and will do so,’’ the supreme leader said in a speech at Mashhad, Iran’s holiest city, to mark the Iranian new year.
Excerpts of today’s address were televised on the Qatar- based al-Jazeera television channel, translated from Farsi into Arabic. Khamenei, Iran’s highest authority, didn’t elaborate on his reference to “illegal actions.’’
Me: As if they weren’t doing it already, huh?