'Only America unhappy with Iran', Iranian minister tells security conference
MUNICH, Germany (AFP) Feb 12, 2005
The United States is the only country not convinced by repeated inspections that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons, Iran's deputy foreign minister for international and legal affairs told an international security conference here on Saturday.
Gholamali Khoshroo said an "unprecedented" number of international inspections in Iran had shown that the country only had peaceful objectives in its nuclear programme.
"The more they have searched, the more they have found that Iran has done nothing forbidden," Khoshroo said.
"Sometimes I am saying that maybe America is the only country that is unhappy that these results have come out and that Iran is not looking for weapons.
"Iran is not looking for weapons of mass destruction, why is America not happy?"
Britain, France and Germany are trying to offer economic and political rewards to convince Iran to dismantle an enrichment programme that the United States says is part of a covert plan to develop atomic weapons.All rights reserved. © 2005 Agence France-Presse. Sections of the information displayed on this page (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the content of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presse.