Under fire from Israel and the United States over the recent attacks on Israeli Embassy officials in Delhi and Bangkok, Iran has shown its military might to the world by loading the nuclear fuel rod into the Tehran Research Reactor.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the lead in inserting the first Iranian-made nuclear fuel rod into the reactor in north Tehran.
State TV in Iran broadcast the ceremony live with an intention to create a panic situation in the West. The main intention was to warn Israel and the US so that they don't dare to launch any attack on Iranian installations.
Iran has already cut oil exports to six European countries, including Netherlands, Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Portugal in response to the EU sanctions imposed on it.
The United States has taken strong exception to the latest development and urged the world to isolate Iran.