Iran president says U.N. sanctions are worthless

Ahmadinejad calls the U.N.'s fourth round of penalties over nation's suspected nuclear program, "a used tissue"

Published June 9, 2010 6:50PM (EDT)

Iran's president is dismissing the latest U.N. Security Council resolution imposing tougher sanctions against Iran, saying they are "like a used tissue."

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says "we do not recognize sanctions."

His comments come after a U.N. Security Council resolution imposing a fourth round of penalties against Iran over its suspect nuclear program that targeted Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, ballistic missiles and nuclear-related investments.

He says "from right and from left, they adopt sanctions, but for us they are annoying flies, like a used tissue."

Ahmadinejad was speaking Wednesday in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where he is on an official visit.

By Associated Press

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