Italian FM: Nuclear armed Iran is 'unacceptable'

The possibility of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons is "unacceptable" and Italy will stand by the international community if more sanctions against Tehran are proposed, the foreign minister said Thursday. Massimo D'Alema, however, insisted efforts for a negotiated solution to the crisis should continue. "The prospect of Iran ... acquiring nuclear weapons is unacceptable for the international community," Massimo D'Alema said during a conference on nonproliferation also attended by the chief of the UN nuclear agency, Mohamed ElBaradei.