US ‘will respond accordingly’ if Iran continues to expand its nuclear program

SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States ‘will respond accordingly’ if Iran goes through with plans to expand its nuclear program, the State Department warned Thursday after the U.N. nuclear watchdog said the Middle Eastern country was increasing its uranium enrichment capacity.

‘The report issued today by the IAEA makes clear that Iran aims to continue expanding its nuclear program in ways that have no credible peaceful purpose. These planned actions further undermine Iran’s claims to the contrary,’ State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said in a statement.

‘If Iran implements these plans, we will respond accordingly.’

The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency was sent to member states Thursday, a week after it passed a resolution calling on Iran to increase cooperation with the U.N. agency while censoring it for barring inspectors from some of its nuclear sites.

‘Iran must cooperate with the IAEA without further delay to fully implement its legally binding safeguards obligations. Until Iran does so, the IAEA Board of Governors will continue to hold Iran to account,’ Miller said…”

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