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IAEA: Iran not developing nuclear weapons


Source: | 10-21-2008 09:45

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran is NOT close to developing nuclear weapons of its own.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed ElBaradei speaks during a IAEA general conference in September 2008 in Vienna.(AFP/File/Dieter Nagl)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed
ElBaradei speaks during a IAEA general conference in 
September 2008 in Vienna.(AFP/File/Dieter Nagl)

Mohammed ElBaradei says Iran doesn't even have the basic material to develop a nuclear bomb. The US,

Britain, and France, have been concerned that Iran is working toward building an atomic bomb, and want its uranium-enrichment program to be stopped.

But Tehran says its goals are entirely peaceful, and it has no plans to build nuclear weapons.

Last month, a UN Security Council resolution reaffirmed previous sanctions, but stopped short of imposing new ones, because of resistance from China and Russia.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei