It is crucial that Britain and its allies do whatever is necessary to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday.
Blair said Iran was wrong to assert that the West wanted to stop it from building civilian nuclear power plants.
"That is simply not the case," he said. "We have made it clear that we will not merely allow but help Iran with a civil nuclear power program, but we will not allow them to acquire material that goes to the development of a nuclear weapons capability."
"It is important we take whatever action is necessary to stop that happening," he said.
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