Thursday, March 10, 2005

Enough evidence for concern over Iran's nuclear ambitions: US

Hindustan Times:
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said there was plenty of reason to be concerned over Iran's nuclear ambitions, downplaying press reports that US intelligence on Iran was inadequate.

"I believe that there is enough evidence that there are problems with Iran's civilian nuclear power ambitions," Rice said in an interview with Univision television, the largest Spanish-language network in the United States.

"That's why you have so many countries trying to make sure that there is no proliferation risk," she said, according to the text of the interview handed out by the State Department. read more

According to Rice there are "a number of countries, and indeed the International Atomic Energy Agency itself, that are concerned about suspicious activities in Iran.

"That is why there have been IAEA investigators going out to Iran. That is why the Russians have determined that when they build a nuclear reactor for Iran, they will have to take back the fuel so that there is no proliferation risk," she said. ...