China remains on the fence, and has yet to comment on whether or not they would support harsh action against Iran. During a press conference, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei asked for the Islamic nation to be “serious and flexible,” but at the same time called for the U.N. to remain “objective” to hearing Iran’s explanations. They added that they are still looking at the U.N report. It comes as no surprise that Russia and China are hesitant to support sanctions against Iran, as the two countries have been strong allies with the Islamic nation. And, with both nations having veto power in the U.N. Security Council, it suggests that any action against Iran will be difficult to adopt. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a statement to the Iranian people that the IAEA has tarnished their reputation by siding with the “absurd” U.S. opinion. Ahmadinejad strongly denied that Iran was seeking atomic weapons, and said the country would not deviate “one iota” from their nuclear program, which he has said conducts research for civilian uses. Falk added that Iran has dispatched all their nuclear envoys to help dispute the report.


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