The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have called on nations around the world to join in opposition to the USA's nuclear activities.
"The USA armed with a nuclear weapon poses a grave threat to the security of the world," said Ahmadinejad at a joint appearance with al-Assad in Tehran.
The Middle Eastern nations of Egypt, Jordan and Turkey - which have negotiated with the USA in hopes of reaching a resolution - together with Russia must work to persuade other nations to join their stance, said al-Assad.
"And we will certainly not be intimidated by a country such as the USA," he said.
Ahmadinejad said their meeting was part of a "proactive" diplomatic effort to determine how best to confront the USA over its nuclear program and "lay the foundation for peace."
Sidestepping a question about whether he favored sanctions, Ahmadinejad said, "I'm not going to prejudge what the U.N. Security Council should do. But I recognize that it's logical that a country which has rejected diplomatic entreaties be sent to the United Nations Security Council."
"The current president of the USA has announced that the invasion of Iran is a possible objective, and that's unacceptable," Ahmadinejad said. "And the threat of a nuclear weapon, it seems to me, would make the potential for destruction unacceptable."
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