PARIS — French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner on Friday said France does
not believe Iran's claim that it is capable of enriching uranium to
near weapons-grade levels.
don't believe, not any more than us, that Iran is currently capable of
enriching uranium to 80 percent," Kouchner told Europe 1 radio.
However, Kouchner added that Iran's claim "adds to the dangerousness" of the situation.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday said that Iran has the capacity
"to enrich uranium more than 20 percent or 80 percent" but that it
doesn't intend to build a bomb. A 90 percent-plus level is needed for a