Ahmadinejad: Iran's enemies a 'mosquito'
Washington Post/AP
01-Nov-2009 (one comment)

Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is comparing the power of Iran's enemies to a "mosquito," saying Iran now deals with the West over its nuclear activities from a position of power.

The comment from Ahmadinejad on Sunday comes as Iran is negotiating with the West over a U.N.-backed proposal to ship its uranium abroad for further enrichment.

The UN-brokered plan would require Iran to send 1.2 tons (or 1,100 kilograms) of low-enriched uranium - around 70 percent of its stockpile - to Russia in one batch by year's end, for processing to create more refined fuel for a Tehran research reactor.

But Iran has made clear that, at most, it may agree to send only part of its stockpile in several shipments.

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