Saturday, February 10, 2007
Merkel warns Iran on nuclear issue
"Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said world leaders had resolved to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
In a speech to the Munich conference on security policy, Chancellor Merkel said: "We are all determined to prevent the threat of an Iran with a military nuclear programme."
She said the Islamic republic must conform with international demands to stop enriching uranium "without ifs and buts and without tricks".
"What we are talking about here is a very, very sensitive technology and so we need a high degree of transparency, which Iran has failed to provide, and if Iran does not do this it risks falling deeper into isolation."......"