US to do everything to prevent Iran from acquiring nukes: Biden
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 10:49
  
Washington: The Obama Administration is doing everything that is within its power to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapon, US Vice President Joe Biden said today.

"We are doing everything that is within our power and we will do everything to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, having the capability to use a nuclear weapon," Biden, who recently visited the countries in Middle East, told in an interview.

"There's a lot going on, a lot going on internally within Iran, the time frame in which they could acquire that, what action we could take to slow that up or prevent that. All of that's in play," he noted.

"That's why we think the best course of action to take now is to declare, A, we are not going to allow them to acquire a nuclear weapon, and B, to continue down the course we're on, which is to get international sanctions that have teeth in it that cause them to change their mind," Biden said.

Observing that the US is concerned about Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, Biden said that is the reason why the Obama Administration is seeking very strong sanctions at the United Nations right now.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 10:49


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