The US today rejected Israeli concerns that it was necessary to pursue a credible military threat against Iran, saying economic and financial sanctions could deter the country from building a nuclear weapon.
“IAEA has reported so much details about Iran's peaceful nuclear activities proves that the agency has the full access to all nuclear materials in the Islamic Republic of Iran," Al Habib said. "It seems that the recent reports of the agency have been prepared under pressure from the outside." [Reuters, 8 November].
Al Habib reiterated Tehran’s intentions to resume talks with world’s major powers, the Group 5+1, to discuss its nuclear program.