Cablegate: Iran/Iaea: Options for Addressing Iran's Nuclear
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UNCLAS SANAA 002724
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PARM KNNP IR YM DEMARCHE
SUBJECT: IRAN/IAEA: OPTIONS FOR ADDRESSING IRAN'S NUCLEAR
PROGRAM AT UNSC DEMARCHE
REF: STATE 219260
1. (U) On September 16 Pol/Econ Chief delivered reftel
demarche to Deputy Foreign Minister Mustafa Noman concerning
options for member nations to address Iran's nuclear program
at the UNSC in preparation for the November IAEA meeting.
2. (SBU) Noman responded that he believes Iran has reached
the point where it can already produce a nuclear weapon, "or
else it is very close. I think it is too late," he said,
adding that he hoped he was wrong, but that in any case no
nation possessing nuclear weapons would actually use them as
anything more than a deterrent force. Pol/Econ Chief
responded that Iran is a state sponsor of terrorists groups
on which deterrence has no effect.