Europe Allies See Iran as a Threat
The European Allies announced on Thursday that Iran is still seen as a threat, even though US intelligence reported Iran has no nuclear weapons program.
According to the BBC, the comments came about following a talk between the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, began talk on Iran's nuclear weapons program with European and Russian officials. This all came just as the US intelligence released a report that stated Iran has not had a nuclear weapon's program since 2003. The report also stated that Iran has been working to enrich their uranium, which is commonly used to make nuclear weapons. Iran responded by saying that the intentions of their nuclear program is peaceful and is being used for energy purposes.
The US is asking for a new UN sanctions resolutions to apply against Iran, others countries at latest United Nations press conference stated that they do not have the same interests.
"We and our partners would like to continue with the UN process," said German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "I think we and our partners need to continue to seek dialogue with Iran," she said.
There was also a National Intelligence Estimate released on Monday which reversed statements made by President Bush earlier this year.
According to CNN, China has also been supporting UN sanctions against Iran. They said that Iran's refusal of stopping uranium enrichment has let them to vote in favor of sanctions. British and French foreign ministers have expressed interest in maintaining pressure over Iran because of their refusal to stop enriching their uranium.