یکشنبه ۲۸ آبان ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۲۱:۵۶
NUCLEAR: UK Asks Iran for Proof on Claims
The Islamic government has yet to provide convincing evidence to back up its insistence that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said today. Britain asked Iran for clarification of claims that its nuclear program only pursues peaceful means.
“Where they have not helped themselves is in not providing full and frank disclosures to the International Atomic Energy Agency,” he said on Sunday in an interview on BBC-4’s The World This Weekend program.
Asked whether he believed the Islamic government’s repeated assurances that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program and has no intention of trying to build nuclear weapons, Straw said: “I’m not sure is the answer. And nobody is.”
“If you want a nuclear-free Middle East, then you have to ensure that first of all it is the Arab and Islamic countries which remove their threat to Israel and then we can put a great deal more pressure on Israel to abandon its undoubted nuclear weapons program, which has been there, whether people like it or not, for defensive purposes, he said.
Iran faced no threat to their borders, Secretary Straw added. “No-one has any intention of launching military action against Iran,” he said.