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Bush Says Iran Must End Uranium Enrichment


30 November 2004 -- U.S. President George W. Bush said today that Iran must permanently end -- not merely suspend -- its uranium enrichment program.

Bush said today at a press conference in Ottawa with Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin that Iran's deal with Britain, France, and Germany to suspend uranium enrichment is a positive step, but certainly not the final step.

He said it is very important that the world is able to verify the decision Iran made.

The International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN's nuclear watchdog, adopted a resolution yesterday in Vienna to monitor Iran's agreement.

But the agency -- against the wishes of the United States -- elected not to refer Iran to the UN Security Council for past violations of international agreements.

(dpa/Reuters/AFP)
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