Senior IAEA official warns against unilateral Iran strike

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June 4, 2012 22:47

BERLIN - A senior IAEA official on Monday warned against a unilateral military strike on Iranian nuclear sites, at a global security conference in Germany.

Tariq Rauf, head of verification and security policy coordination at the IAEA, told the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe that "the use or threat of force unilaterally to deal with proliferation challenges does not guarantee success. At best, [the result] could be incomplete, and at worst, it could be driver to proliferation."

The comments come as speculation continues over potential Israeli or American military action against Iranian nuclear sites, against the backdrop of diplomatic negotiations, economic sanctions, and serious computer viruses afflicting Iran.

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