دوشنبه ۴ بهمن ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۲۰:۵۵ - ۲۳ ژانویه ۲۰۱۷
The United States has played down any suggestion of attacking Iran over a nuclear dispute. Deafens Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, said today Washington seeks a diplomatic, not a military, solution. Rumsfeld also suggested that Tehran may be years away from developing a nuclear weapon.
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney last month warned that Israel might attack Iran's nuclear facilities, as it bombed a reactor in Saddam Hussein's Iraq in 1981. Today, Cheney said he backs fresh nuclear talks between the European Union and Iran due to be held on Tuesday.
But Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Hassan Rohani, cast a shadow over the impending talks with European states. He told Reuters, the West could offer nothing that would persuade it to scrap its nuclear program.
Iran says the program will be used to generate electricity, not make bombs. Washington says Tehran is using a civilian program as a front for weapons development.