Wednesday, September 21, 2005

EU Lambasts Iran Over Nuclear Ambitions

The European Union hardened its stance on Iran on Wednesday, saying it was "deeply concerned" about Tehran's determination to press ahead with a nuclear program which could produce atomic bombs.

" We ... regret, and feel deeply concerned by the fact that Iran gives every sign of being intent on developing a fissile material production capability well before the international community obtains what it needs: confidence that Iran's program is exclusively peaceful in nature," the EU said in a statement on behalf of 25 EU members and other European states.