VIENNA — A senior US envoy accused Teheran's leadership
Wednesday of hypocrisy for opting to pursue "ever more dangerous
nuclear technology" instead of accepting an international plan meant to
assure the supply of medical isotopes to Iranian cancer patients.
sharp criticism from Glyn Davies, the chief US delegate to the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), came a day after Iran began
enriching its uranium to a higher level, increasing international
concerns about its nuclear aims.
"Why is Teheran
gambling with the health and lives of 850,000 Iranian cancer patients
in pursuit of ever more dangerous nuclear technology?" asked Davies.
"This move is callous and chilling," he told The Associated Press.