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Iran Ignores U.N. Nuclear Deadline

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Iran ignores a U.N. deadline to halt enrichment of uranium, with the country's president reiterating a commitment to nuclear technology.


It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.


And I'm Renee Montagne.

Today is a deadline for Iran, a deadline Iran says it will ignore. The United Nations gave Iran until today to stop producing enriched uranium.

Today, Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was quoted on the state radio service. He said Iran will never abandon its right to nuclear technology. The U.S. and its European allies now hope to persuade the United Nations to impose sanctions.

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