Sunday, September 19, 2010

Colin Powell: Iran Sanction Increase Won't Stop Nuclear Program

(Bloomberg) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said new sanctions on Iran to persuade it to stop enriching uranium won’t work because the Islamic republic is “determined to have a nuclear program.”

Powell, who was also once the top U.S. military officer, says he doesn't think "the stars are lining up" for an attack on Iran's known or suspected nuclear sites. The U.S. accuses Iran of hiding plans to build a bomb; Iran denies that.

Powell says the U.S. may have to accept that, while trying to deter Iran from building or using a bomb.