JERUSALEM (JTA) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Israel cannot do a "damn thing" to stop his country’s nuclear program.
Ahmadinejad made the statement Wednesday in a televised speech, Reuters reported.
He called the International Atomic Energy Agency’s resolution approved last week censuring the country’s nuclear activity "illegal" and said it came "under pressure of a few superficially powerful countries."
The IAEA resolution called on Iran to halt construction of a recently disclosed underground nuclear enrichment facility. In response, Iran’s parliament on Sunday approved the construction of 10 new uranium enrichment sites.