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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-05-07 09:36 AM
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Russia dismisses U.S. claims Iran sought nuke prior to 2003 - They think its all a set-up
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20071205/91019465.html

MOSCOW, December 5 (RIA Novosti) - Russia has no information on Iranian attempts to develop nuclear weapons before 2003, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.

His statement came following a Monday publication by the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) stating that Tehran had halted weapons production in 2003, although it was continuing to enrich uranium.

"We have no data that such work was conducted before 2003, although our American colleagues have claimed that this was the case," Lavrov told a news conference. snip


But Lavrov said the U.S. position on Iran has not toned down since the publication. "I would not describe the U.S. position as softer in any way," he said.

U.S. President George W. Bush remained hawkish, despite the report, saying on Tuesday that, "Iran was dangerous, Iran is dangerous and Iran will be dangerous if they have the know how to make a nuclear weapon."

When asked if military action remained an option, the president answered, "The best diplomacy - effective diplomacy - is one in which all options are on the table."

"What's to say they couldn't start another covert nuclear weapons program?" the president told a news conference at the White House.


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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-05-07 09:39 AM
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1. Just reading *'s sick comments made me what to do this
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-05-07 09:41 AM
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2. russia may just be right.
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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-05-07 11:30 AM
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