Friday, February 19, 2010

Calls for Iran sanctions as Russia expresses nuclear missile fears

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran’s Supreme Leader took to the deck of a naval guided missile destroyer
yesterday in defiance of the international storm sparked by the United
Nations’ warning that Tehran may be building a nuclear bomb.

There were renewed calls for sanctions from the United States, Britain, France
and Germany. But some of the strongest reaction came from Russia, the
country traditionally most reluctant to impose them, raising hopes of a
consensus at the UN Security Council.

We’ve said time and again that our religious principles and beliefs consider
such weapons to be a symbol of destruction that is forbidden
Mohamed ElBaradei,
said the evidence that the agency had gathered “raises concerns about the
possible existence in Iran of past or current undisclosed activities related
to the development of a nuclear payload for a missile”, which Iran had
repeatedly refused to address.
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