Mr. Speaker, the recent International Atomic Energy Agency report on Iran’s nuclear ambitions is both cause for alarm and a call to action.
In particular, the report concluded that Iran is continuing its enrichment activities in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions; that it is working on nuclear programs with a clear military dimension, including the underground testing of a missile delivery system; and inspectors discovered an actual blueprint for a nuclear weapon.
Iran refuses to provide details on its civilian energy program and also refuses to answer inspectors’ questions.
The threat to international peace and security posed by Iran’s nuclear capability cannot be underestimated.
I join the IAEA in calling upon Iran to cooperate with the United Nations agency, to implement Security Council resolutions, and to cease and desist both from its combustible program of genocidal incitement and that of nuclear armament.