VIENNA: A new US intelligence review that concludes Iran stopped developing a nuclear weapons programme in 2003 is consistent with the UN atomic watchdog agency's own findings and "should help to defuse the current crisis", the organisation's chief said yesterday.
"The agency has no concrete evidence of an ongoing nuclear weapons programme or undeclared nuclear facilities in Iran," International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Mohamed ElBaradei said.
Iran welcomed the report and demanded Washington change its policies seeking new sanctions....
Considering the reliability problem, containment, deterrence and isolation make sense but direct military action? No. That requires proof.