March 10th, 2009
03:06 PM ET
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Rice: Findings on Iran nuclear program 'troubling'

Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has expressed concern about Iran's nuclear program.
Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has expressed concern about Iran's nuclear program.

UNITED NATIONS (CNN) - Findings in a recent U.N. report that Iran's nuclear program "has military dimensions" are "troubling," the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday.

"Iran also still refuses to respond constructively to IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] questions about its past work to develop a nuclear weapons capability," the ambassador, Susan Rice, told a U.N. Security Council subcommittee that deals with ensuring sanctions against Iran are being enforced.

"The United States urges its fellow Security Council members not only to take note of the IAEA's serious findings but also to vigorously support the IAEA in its continuing investigations of these critical matters."

The IAEA is the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency that is charged with inspecting Iran's nuclear facilities.

Rice said Tuesday's meeting was "the Security Council's first session on Iran since the release of the IAEA director general's most recent report on Iran - a report that makes it clear that Iran is still not complying with its international nuclear obligations, including resolutions of this council."

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  1. Gary

    Iran is a great country but their leaders are irrational and irresponsible.

    The Iranian leaders will never listen to reason.
    They will never negotiate away their rights to nuclear weapons.
    They will never acknowledge isreal's right to exist.
    They will never disavow terrorism.

    The only way to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons is to bomb the weapons plants. The US, Europe, Isreal and the UN need to decide if it is acceptable for Iran to have nuclear weapons. If not, then they need to take the action necessary to stop it.

    We should probably let Isreal to the deed here.

    March 10, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  2. Kent

    Thank you Cdog for putting an accurate historical context around this issue. Many Americans seem to have a five minute memory span, while the rest of the world recalls decades or even centuries of arrogance and evil we have commited. Today's world does not need another Teddy Roosevelt. We need another Woodrow Wilson. For the sake of humanity everywhere, I hope our president measures up.

    March 10, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  3. Kim

    Richard March 10th, 2009 4:02 pm ET

    Obama is the worst president since Carter and the economic numbers prove it. He won't get my vote for a second term.
    _______________________________________________
    Come on Richard, who do you think you are kidding? He didn't get your vote the first term either. The economic numbers are a result of the past terms, not the past 50 days. Get a grip on economics before casting your blogs, as well as your vote.

    March 10, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  4. Paris

    Wow!
    So Bush was right all along......

    March 10, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  5. Aaron

    Right...and Iraq had WMDs. C'mon, America, they're beating the drums of war and trying to scare you into backing another pointless, endless, illegal invasion so more of your friends and family can be shipped off and killed in a needless war. Don't fall for it again.

    March 10, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  6. Saul Virginia

    To Jon in CA,

    You sound very bitter and angry at the world. You seriously need help!!
    You remind me of people on the blogs that look to blame anyone they do not agree with.

    The good thing is that your opinion of the President does not matter, because any serious intelligent person could see right through your lies and hate.

    Get over yourself and join others who are trying to make America a better place.

    Another reason while i will never vote republican.

    March 10, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  7. Aaron

    And for everyone saying things like, "Give him time to fix the economy," that's not the point. The point is he's doing the same thing Bush did to get us into this mess. You can't throw money into a bottomless pit and say, "This will fix it." Cause we've all seen that it doesn't work. A bail out is a bail out and a costly war is a costly war. Regardless of what President or party does it, it's all the same wasteful attitude. Spending more billions on Citigroup and more hundreds of billions in Afghanistan is not going to solve the crisis we're in.

    March 10, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  8. Jim D. in Costa Mesa

    When was the last time Iran attacked anybody? When was the last time the United States and Israel attacked anybody. Yeah, weak and unarmed countries(Iraq and Gaza). The Iranians know that the best way to discourage a bully is with a nuke. And who can blame them.

    All those in favor of attacking Iran should join the military and get a taste of what they want others to go through but wouldn't dream of doing it themselves. Graet way to thin out the gene pool.

    March 10, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  9. Darko

    Troubling??? TROUBLING??? How about super duper obvious??

    March 10, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  10. Jon in CA

    @Aaron says,

    "C'mon, America, they're beating the drums of war and trying to scare you into backing another pointless, endless, illegal invasion so more of your friends and family can be shipped off and killed in a needless war."

    Aaron is right!! Don't you all remember how SUCCESSFUL Jimmy Carter was using diplomacy with Iran in the 70's??

    I fondly remember how dimplomatic and inept Jimmy was while Americans were bound, blindfolded, and paraded around. Gosh, maybe Obama will be the same kind of leader that underestimates our enemies too!!

    Come on everybody... sing along... kummm byyy yaaaa my lord.... kummm by yaaaaa....

    March 10, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  11. Paul H

    What is this Administration going to do about it? Oh I have an idea, lets down size the military, and handle these issues from an office over here somewhere.

    March 10, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  12. Darko

    We don't need to go to war with Iran or anyone else over this. Perfect example was the covert bombing of Syria's nuclear sight by Israel.

    If you take out the very weapons that they threaten with, then what do they have left? Exactly...nothing!

    March 10, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  13. Mike

    It is interesting when I see that Israel (World criminal )can have technology or bomb , but Iran can't have...................................................................
    Doesn't make it sense....

    March 10, 2009 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  14. Rick

    "Findings in a recent U.N. report that Iran's nuclear program "has military dimensions" are "troubling,"

    Are you kidding me? Who are these incompetent fools? This is exactly why we need to get out of the U.N. and throw them out of our country. I could have told you from the comfort of my living room recliner that Iran's nuclear program was going to have "military dimensions" years ago.

    March 10, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  15. kelly WI

    Amazing. When Bush said it we heard its a lie. When Oduma says it we heard its the gospel truth.
    I wonder why any one who knows that your energy bill will go up over a 100 a month thinks they aren't having their taxes go up.
    Even W. Buffet a Obama supporter is out saying he isn't taking care of the important business.

    March 10, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  16. cheryl brooks from cali

    They better get things correct cause it's a new world and no one in their right mind is going to be threatened in the Middle East, Isreal has nuclear weapons, and their suppose to be God's chosen one, than why must they have bombs... I don't get it. The Arabs are trying to get nuclear weapons so they won't be threatened by Isreal... I don't know??? If they both have bombs than maybe they won't be a threat to each other.

    March 10, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
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