Hillary Clinton speaking 311 R.
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HONOLULU - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that
Iran must respond soon to "serious concerns" raised by the UN nuclear
watchdog's report that Tehran appeared to be working on nuclear bomb
technology.Herman 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 closer-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.
"In the coming days, we expect Iran to answer the serious questions
raised by this report," Clinton told reporters after ministerial talks
at an Asia-Pacific summit in Honolulu.
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In Honolulu, Clinton also repeated Washington's call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down and end his violent crackdown on protesters.