Iran preemptively denounces Security Council nuclear sanctions Alexis Unkovic at 4:02 PM ET
[JURIST] Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [official profile; BBC profile] Friday decried any potential action by the UN Security Council to impose sanctions against Iran [JURIST news archive] for continuing to enrich uranium past a August 31 deadline imposed by Security Council Resolution 1696 [PDF text, JURIST report], saying such action would be "illegitimate." UK Ambassador to the UN Emyr Jones Parry [official profile] reportedly said the full council may be able to consider a proposed text on sanctions as soon as next week, prompting an Iranian spokesperson to pronounce that Iran "will not allow its rights to be stamped on." Reuters has more.
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