Tehran: Iran's President says his country isn't afraid of making a nuclear weapon but doesn't intend to do so.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on a state television, "If we do want to make a bomb, we are not afraid of anybody."
Iran has long insisted that its nuclear programmes are peaceful and meant only to generate power for a future nuclear reactor network.
But the UN Security Council has passed four sets of sanctions against Iran for refusing to freeze activities that could be used in a weapons programme.
The UN says Iran also blocked an IAEA probe into allegations of secret experiments that could reflect attempts to develop an arms programme.