Western powers increasingly concerned that Iran is pursuing nukes and missiles to deliver themBy AP
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
New Western concerns over Iran’s nuclear program
UNITED NATIONS — The United States, Britain and France are expressing growing concern that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program and developing ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
The three Western powers as well as Russia and China called on Iran to return to negotiations on its nuclear program. China’s deputy U.N. ambassador Wang Ming said without elaborating that “at present new opportunities have emerged for restarting dialogue.”
The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council spoke after a briefing by the head of the committee monitoring sanctions against Iran. The council imposed a fourth round of sanctions against Iran in June for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment and start negotiations with the five permanent members and Germany.