Iran dismisses year-end deadline over Nuclear fuel


President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday dismissed the West’s year-end deadline for Iran to accept an enrichment fuel deal aimed at calming international fears about its nuclear program.

“Who are they to set us a deadline?” Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech in the southern city of Shiraz.

“We set them a deadline that if they do not correct their attitude and behavior and literature we will demand from them the Iranian nation’s historic rights,” the president told the crowd, without elaborating.

Earlier the White House issued a statement in which it said that Iran should take the deadline very seriously or face more sanctions