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  7/20/2012, Av 1, 5772

A-jad: The West has Started a Serious Battle Against Us

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran said, Thursday, that the West has started "a serious battle" with Iran by tightening sanctions against its nuclear development program. Speaking at a conference, Ahmadinejad said that his government is doing all it can to get around the sanctions.

Earlier in the week, Speaker Ali Larijani of the Iranian parliament said the sanctions were responsible for 20 percent of the country's economic woes.