May 3rd, 2010
04:16 PM ET
4 years ago

Clinton blasts Iran at U.N. nuclear summit

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Clinton called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comments at the conference earlier in the day "the same tired faults and sometimes wild accusations" against the United States and other countries. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)

United Nations (CNN) - Iran "will do whatever it can to divert attention from its own record and to attempt to evade accountability," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday at the opening of a conference on nuclear non-proliferation.

Clinton called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comments at the conference earlier in the day "the same tired faults and sometimes wild accusations" against the United States and other countries.

The Islamic republic has continuously defied the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency and its Security Council, Clinton said, adding that Iran was the "only country in this hall that has been found by the IAEA board of governors to be currently in noncompliance with its nuclear safeguards obligations."

She called on Ahmadinejad and his regime "to join with all the other delegations represented at this meeting to go ahead and fulfill our international obligations and work toward the goal of a safer world."


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soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Shalom

    So, did she blast Israel for not acknowledging their nuclear arsenal and not being a party of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?

    I thought not.

    May 3, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  2. Shari

    I'm adding to my previous post. Why doesn't Israel have to follow the same rules? What about the rights of the Palestinians? Not all Palestinians or Iranians are terrorists. I want peace in the world, not more war.

    May 3, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  3. John in Brooklyn

    You go girl!

    May 3, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    Iran doesn't want a safer world.....they want an Islamic world. Nothing less.

    May 3, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  5. ran

    I read a lot of comments wanting Obama to get tougher. Have we not learned from 2001 to 2008 that without global support all you get is what we have now in Iraq and Afghanistan. With Russia and China not ready or willing to support an major action then little can be done.

    No doubt we could go it alone and bomb the hell out of Iran but then what? We need to support the people or Iran and help them defeat this Dictatorship they are under.

    May 3, 2010 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
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