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U.S. Congress Condemns Iran's Nuclear Program

6 May 2004 -- The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a resolution accusing Iran of "continuing deceptions and falsehoods" involving development of nuclear weapons.

The resolution urged Europe, Japan, and Russia to cut commercial and energy ties until Iran permanently ceases such activities.

The nonbinding resolution was passed by a vote of 376-3. The resolution states that, despite promises to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to end uranium enrichment and reprocessing activities, Iran "remains committed to a nuclear weapons program."

It urges that, until Iran verifies it has ended its weapons program, the European Union break off trade talks, Japan halt the development of Iran's Azadegan oil field, and Russia suspend a nuclear fuel supply agreement for an Iranian reactor.