Iran says it will continue its disputed uranium enrichment activity despite a new U.N. resolution seeking suspension of the process.
Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Hasan Qashqavi says in his weekly briefing Monday that uranium enrichment is Iran's "right" and that it intends to continue to do so.
He describes as "beyond the law" demands for the suspension of Iran's uranium enrichment.
The U.S. and Russia on Friday sponsored a new U.N. resolution reaffirming three previous ones that imposed sanctions on Iran for refusing to halt its uranium enrichment program.
The U.S. and several European nations say Tehran wants to build nuclear weapons. Iran denies this.
Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled "Evil Defeated by Good", representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987