Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

Military Action Against Iran Not On Agenda: British FM

"My own belief is that military action in respect of the nuclear dossier in respect of Iran is inconceivable," Straw said.

London (AFP) Oct 16, 2005
Military action against Iran is not on anyone's agenda, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Sunday after a meeting with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Iran's controversial nuclear programme.

"Military action is not on anybody's agenda in respect of the Iranian nuclear dossier," Straw said on Channel 4 television.

"My own belief is that military action in respect of the nuclear dossier in respect of Iran is inconceivable," he stressed.

Iran denies allegations by the United States that it has sought to develop nuclear weapons, and insists it needs nuclear energy to replace oil stocks when they run out.

Talks on the nuclear issue between Iran and the so-called EU-3 -- Britain, France and Germany -- broke down in August after Tehran ended a freeze on uranium fuel cycle work.

On Sunday it reiterated its refusal to suspend uranium fuel work, as sought by the three European states as a precondition of resuming talks with Tehran.

The United States and the EU-3 have been lobbying members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN's nuclear watchdog, to refer Iran to the UN Security Council over its nuclear activities.

The remarks by Jack Straw also follow a war of words between Iran and Britain with mutual allegations of interference.

Iran's hardline president said Sunday he suspected British involvement in a double bomb attack in the southwest of his country, an allegation that closely followed British complaints of Iranian meddling in Iraq.

Related Links
Search SpaceDaily
Subscribe To SpaceDaily Express

Iran Refuses To Return To Full Nuclear Suspension
Tehran (AFP) Oct 16, 2005
Iran said Sunday it would not return to a full freeze of its disputed nuclear activities, but nevertheless voiced confidence it would not face referral to the UN Security Council.

  • US Needs Strong Military Presence In Asia: Study
  • Analysis: US - Libya Now Friends
  • Analysis: Rice Brings New Style To State
  • Policy Watch: Moscow's Multipolar Mirage

  • Iran Refuses To Return To Full Nuclear Suspension
  • Military Action Against Iran Not On Agenda: British FM
  • BMD Focus: Old Russian ICBMs Still Work
  • Indian Troopers Cross Kashmir Border To Offer Help

  • Russians Helping Iran Create Europe Missile Threat: British Paper
  • Raytheon's Joint Standoff Weapon Block II's First Captive Flight a Success
  • Lockheed Martin Successfully Completes ATACMS Stockpile Reliability Test
  • Terma to develop Countermeasures Signal Processor for EADS Missile Warner System

  • Lockheed Martin Passes Major Aegis Open Architecture Milestone
  • AEGIS Weapon System Tracks Advanced, Separating Ballistic Missile Target
  • BMD Focus: Space Defense Budget Mess
  • Bulava Tests Boost Russia's Confidence Against BMD

  • Wright Brothers Upstaged! Dinos Invented Biplanes
  • Boeing Awarded Common Bomber Mission Planning Enterprise Contract
  • Capability Assessment Helps AF Prepare For Future
  • NGC Awards International Contracts For F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

  • Lockheed Martin Debuts Revolutionary X-47B Pole Model Design
  • NGC Demos Autonomous System That Delivers Real-Time Surveillance To Troops
  • Cyber Defense Subsidiary Techsphere Signs Space Act Agreement with NASA
  • US Providing Aerial Reconnaissance To View Pakistan Quake Disaster

  • Iraq Counts Ballots In Vote That Brought Out Sunnis
  • Iraq Vote Holds Many Possible Outcomes
  • Baghdad's Airport Road Safer Since Summer
  • Iraqi Security Forces Improving

  • Northrop Grumman Announces Intent To Build System Integration Laboratory In Huntsville
  • New Sensors Enable Enhanced Detection of Dirty Bombs, Other Hazards
  • US Seeks New Technology Against Improvised Explosives
  • Ssc Delivers Maritime Surveillance System To Poland

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2006 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA PortalReports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additionalcopyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement