Tuesday, May 03, 2005
In an interview with Channel 4 News in Manchester, Mr Blair also insisted it was "absurd" to suggest he was planning to commit Britain to an invasion of Iran. The Prime Minister also said he had no plans to bomb nuclear installations in Iran, which is suspected of seeking to develop the technology to produce nuclear weapons.
The seventh Review Conference of the Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) opened May 2 at a time of heightened concerns about the spread of nuclear weapons, as well as the challenges posed by Iran's nuclear program and North Korea's withdrawal from the treaty regime -- the first such withdrawal in the NPT's 35-year history.
Iran has no plans for the time being to resume uranium enrichment, a senior nuclear official said Monday, following warnings from German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer that any such move would spell the end of talks with the European Union.