Chirac Warns Iran Of Sanctions Over Nuclear Program
28 August 2005 -- French President Jacques Chirac today called on Iran to cooperate in nuclear talks or risk possible sanctions by the UN Security Council.
Chirac made that call at an annual conference with France's ambassadors. He urged Tehran to further examine a proposal by France, Britain, and Germany, which were holding talks with Iran on behalf of the European Union.
But Iran has rejected their proposal, which suggested that Iran give up its uranium-enrichment program in return for economic incentives.
Iran insists on developing its nuclear program, which it says is aimed solely at generating electricity. The United States has expressed concern that Iran may be covertly seeking to develop a nuclear arsenal.
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