Bush Urges Stiffer Sanctions on Iran

Iran persists in building nukes, against UN orders
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2007 5:26 PM CDT
Bush Urges Stiffer Sanctions on Iran
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President Bush called for tougher sanctions against Iran today, a day after a new report showed the country is continuing its nuclear enrichment programs. Bush vowed to form a multinational bloc with Russia, China, and European allies to pressure Iran into ceasing its nuclear aspirations, reports the Washington Post.

The International Atomic Energy Agency's report revealed that Iran has accelerated its nuke program, defying UN regulations. But the director of the IAEA exhorted the US to focus on negotiations, not just sanctions. If not, he warned, "we will end up with a major confrontation." (More Iran stories.)

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