Moscow: 'Iran moving closer' to nuclear weapons

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July 12, 2010 15:40

 
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Monday that Iran was approaching the point at which it would be able to make nuclear weapons, Reuters reported.

During a meeting of ambassadors in Moscow, Medvedev said "Iran is moving closer to possessing the potential which in principle could be used for the creation of nuclear weapons."

The statement was a rare public admission by the Kremlin that Iran may have the intention of building a nuclear weapon. Reuters said the statement came after an argument with Iran over Russia's support of sanctions against Iran.

Though the US and the EU suspect Iran is attempting to build nuclear weapons, Iran says its nuclear program is peaceful.

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