US calls on Iran to confess to trying to make nuclear arms

The United States on Thursday demanded that Iran confess to trying to make atomic arms, suggesting that anything short of that would doom an International Atomic Energy Agency probe of Teheran's nuclear past. Criticizing the "slippery deadline" for the agency probe, Schulte said the "measure for progress is whether Iran fully discloses its past weapons work and allows IAEA inspectors to verify it's halted." "This," he told reporters, "includes explaining past work on weapons design and weaponization and the role of the Iranian military."