The secretary-general of NATO said he does not think the world will be able to stop Iran from building a nuclear bomb. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer told a World Policy Conference in southeast France organized by a French think tank that the United Nations has failed to halt Iran’s nuclear program, Reuters reported Monday. Because of this, Scheffer said, he would never expect Israel to halt its suspected nuclear program. “As we all know, Israel never admits to what it has, but I do not see very many arguments for the Jewish state to abandon its potential,” Reuters quoted him as saying. Iran claims its nuclear program is strictly for creating domestic electric power.
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