WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration is considering pressuring Iran with additional sanctions against Iran if it fails to answer questions posed by a U.N. nuclear agency report that raises suspicions about Tehran’s nuclear program.
Senior U.S. administration officials say the Obama administration will consult with its allies to decide how to pressure Iran to explain whether or not its nuclear program is only for peaceful uses. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive foreign policy matters.
The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency provides strong signs that Iran wants to build a nuclear arsenal and lays ground for greater confrontation between the West and Iran.
The officials said the report confirms suspicions the United States has about the military nature of Iran’s program.