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Iran president dismisses UN sanctions as worthless

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DUSHANBE, Tajikistan (AP) -- Iran's president is dismissing the latest U.N. Security Council resolution imposing tougher sanctions against Iran, saying they are "like a used tissue."

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says "we do not recognize sanctions."

His comments come after a U.N. Security Council resolution imposing a fourth round of penalties against Iran over its suspect nuclear program that targeted Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, ballistic missiles and nuclear-related investments.

He says "from right and from left, they adopt sanctions, but for us they are annoying flies, like a used tissue."

Ahmadinejad was speaking Wednesday in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where he is on an official visit.

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