This afternoon (September 17, 2005) President Ahmadinejad of Iran spoke emphatically to the United Nations, telling the assembled body that his country had a right to use nuclear energy. He also stated what should be obvious to any careful observer – though his country currently exports oil, it will not last much longer.
The New York Times has a good article about the speech titled Iran’s Leader Refuses to End Nuclear Effort (Note: the link will only work for a week or so, and may require you to sign up for a free subscription.)
The only member of the US delegation that attended the speech was a note taker.
In November 2003, I wrote a column for the Atomic Insights For the Rest of Us section titled Rooting for the Underdog: Small Nations Often Need Atomic Power.
I believe that the comments in that column are applicable to this situation.