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.
"We should use shock therapy to sober up the Americans. In this case, the Americans will speak about the need to resume dialogue. There is no other option"
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war