Making The Case For Invading Iran
IRAN accused the United States today of trying to obstruct talks to end a stand-off over Tehran's nuclear program, while Washington said its fears had risen because Iranians had witnessed North Korean missile tests.
Both sides traded the accusations as the UN security council wrangled over a resolution to make legally binding demands Iran halt uranium enrichment, a process that can produce fuel for power stations or bomb material. Iran again rejected international calls for it to scrap nuclear fuel production.
A senior US official said today US worries about Iran's nuclear capabilities had deepened because one or more Iranians witnessed missile tests on July 4 in North Korea, which experts say is a key partner in Tehran's missile program.
Washington, which has accused Iran of having a secret program to build nuclear arms, says the two nations have been collaborating and has expressed concern cash-strapped Pyongyang was keen to sell missiles and possibly also atomic material.