Iran will not give up uranium enrichment: FM
NEW YORK (AFP) Sep 25, 2003
Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi said on Wednesday that his country would not give up its uranium enrichment programme, insisting it was purely for civilian purposes.

"It's a matter of national pride to have this capability, this technology, especially when it's produced domestically. This does not mean that producing (nuclear) weapons will be on our agenda," he told a business and security forum in New York.

"The capability is the important thing, that we can produce enriched uranium," Kharazi added.