<a href=”US concern over possible nuclear weapons development by Iran does not mean it opposes atomic power plants for developing nations, US Senator said.

"Our concern is the development of weapons from nuclear power and proliferation," Domenici, a Republican who is chairman of the Senate’s committee on energy and natural resources, told AFP in Vienna.

He said the problem with Iran was "what assurance are they willing to give, what protocol are they willing to follow … so as to assure the world that it (their nuclear program) will be peaceful."

Domenici spoke after meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei, whose agency has been investigating US charges that the Islamic republic is secretly developing nuclear weapons.”>Gmail – [disc] Senator Pete Domenici: US opposes Iranian nukes, not atomic power for developing states: “US concern over possible nuclear weapons development by Iran does not mean it opposes atomic power plants for developing nations, US Senator said.

‘Our concern is the development of weapons from nuclear power and proliferation,’ Domenici, a Republican who is chairman of the Senate’s committee on energy and natural resources, told AFP in Vienna.

He said the problem with Iran was ‘what assurance are they willing to give, what protocol are they willing to follow … so as to assure the world that it (their nuclear program) will be peaceful.’

Domenici spoke after meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei, whose agency has been investigating US charges that the Islamic republic is secretly developing nuclear weapons.”

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