US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has taken a strong line against Iran saying its nuclear ambitions put the world at risk.
Speaking at the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty review conference at the UN, Clinton roundly condemned a speech made earlier by Iran’s leader.
“This morning Iran’s president offered the same tired, false, and sometimes wild accusations against the US and other parties at this conference. But that’s not surprising. As you all heard, Iran will do all that it can to divert attention away from its own record and to attempt to evade accountability. Now is the time to build consensus, not to block it,” said Hillary Clinton.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been one of the first to address the conference in New York.
In his speech he accused the West of double standards by punishing Iran for its nuclear program while allowing other countries to develop theirs.
When he described the US and Israel as the world’s real nuclear threats the delegations of the United States, Britain and France all walked out.
The West is convinced Iran is covertly trying to build its own nuclear bomb.