Ayatollah Vows Iran's Nuclear Program Will Go On

This April 3, 2007 file photo shows the reactor building of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant some 750 miles south of Tehran, Iran. Six nations, including the U.S., met Jan. 22, 2008 in Berlin to discuss further sanctions against Iran. (AP Photo/Mehr News, Baqer Nasir)
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Tehran, Iran (AP) Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, vows that his country will continue with its nuclear program, but says that he rejects nuclear weapons.

He says his country seeks the peaceful use of nuclear energy and “we will strongly pursue and reach it despite the envy of our enemies.”

Khamenei says “no wise nation” is interested in nuclear weapons.

He spoke at a ceremony today honoring the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the islamic republic. Khamenei has the final say on all matters in the country.

Yesterday, the U.N. Atomic Watchdog asked for more clarity from Iran about a possible nuclear weapons program.