Thursday, April 28, 2005

Annan Says Military Action Against Iran Unlikely

The Associated Press, The International Herald Tribune:
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday that Iran is cooperating with European countries in discussing its nuclear energy program and that he did not foresee a military strike by the United States, which accuses Iran of developing nuclear weapons. ...

''There are serious discussions going on between Iran and three European countries — Germany, the U.K. and France. Iran has been cooperating with them very well,'' Annan told reporters during a visit to India.

Asked whether he expected U.S. military action against Iran, he said ''I don't think that is in the cards.''