US secretary of state says Iran `lying' about nukes

October 12, 2007 02:31

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Iran Thursday of "lying" about the aim of its nuclear program. She said there is no doubt Teheran wants the capability to produce nuclear weapons and has deceived the UN atomic watchdog about its intentions. "There is an Iranian history of obfuscation and, indeed, lying to the IAEA," she said, referring to the International Atomic Energy Agency. "There is a history of Iran not answering important questions about what is going on, and there is Iran pursuing nuclear technologies that can lead to nuclear weapons-grade material," Rice told reporters aboard her plane as she headed to Moscow.

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