Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Simone Gbagbo on trial for war crimes

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Why do the media refer to female personalities by their first name (and not males)?

Read more

THE DEBATE

Disrupted economy: Jobless in the digital age (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Disrupted economy: Jobless in the digital age (part 2)

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

Widespread shortages in Venezuela and the growing industry for African video games

Read more

FOCUS

Unsettling surge in murders of Bangladesh’s activists and freethinkers

Read more

ENCORE!

Cuba Gooding Jr. plays O.J. Simpson in 'American Crime Story'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'What does the social unrest say about France?'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Railway workers to add to French strike misery

Read more

Asia-pacific

US may seek new sanctions on Iran following IAEA report

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-11-08

The United States indicated Tuesday that it may seek new sanctions on Iran following the release of a report by the UN nuclear watchdog saying it had "serious concerns" that Iran may have worked to develop a nuclear weapon.

AP - The United States is readying a range of unilateral sanctions against Iran, as well as additional measures with international partners, should the Islamic Republic fail to answer fresh questions about its nuclear ambitions posed by a report released Tuesday by a United Nations watchdog.

While U.S. officials view the International Atomic Energy Agency’s report as a vindication of its long-held assertion that Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at developing weapons, the new intelligence was not likely to be a game-changer. U.S. officials insisted they were still focused on using sanctions and diplomatic channels to punish Iran for its nuclear ambitions, and steered clear of any suggestion that the international community was moving closer to taking military action.

The IAEA reveals for the first time that Iran is suspected of conducting secret experiments whose sole purpose is the development of nuclear arms. It is the strongest sign yet that Iran seeks to build a nuclear arsenal, despite the Islamic republic’s claims to the contrary.
 

Date created : 2011-11-08

  • ISRAEL - IRAN

    Israeli military threat against Iran is 'empty rhetoric'

    Read more

  • IRAN - ISRAEL

    Attack on Iran more and more likely, Peres says

    Read more

COMMENT(S)