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(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the "international
community must stop Iran's race for nuclear weapons" as its success may
put the whole world at risk.
Speaking at a cabinet briefing on the UN watchdog's report detailing Iran's efforts at atomic weapons development, the prime minister said that "Every
responsible government in the world must draw the obvious conclusions
from IAEA report."
called the document "comprehensive," explaining that it had confirmed
claims made by many countries, including Israel, that the Islamic
Republic is seeking to develop an atomic bomb.
On Friday, the UN watchdog released letters and satellite images
as part of evidence pointing to military dimensions to Iran's atomic
activities, diplomats said, but Tehran's envoy dismissed it as "lousy"
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Nackaerts, head of nuclear inspections worldwide at the International
Atomic Energy Agency, made an hour-long technical presentation of the
IAEA's latest report on Iran's nuclear program at a closed-door meeting
for member states.
The hotly anticipated document, released last
Tuesday, said Iran appeared to have worked on designing an atomic bomb
and that secret research may continue. It was the most detailed IAEA
report to date on the issue.