Egypt: Iran should reassure West on nuclear issue

Egypt's presidential spokesman has warned that Iran should not present the Western nations justification for war on "a silver platter" in the conflict over its nuclear program. Suleiman Awwad defended Iran's right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes but says the Islamic Republic should give more assurances to the international community. Awwad spoke following a meeting between Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Saudi King Abdallah in the early hours of the morning Saturday. Iran has refused to comply with repeated international demands to halt nuclear enrichment, a process that can be used to produce fuel for nuclear weapons or nuclear energy.