BBC NEWS | UK | Politics | US attack on Iran 'inconceivable'

BBC NEWS | UK | Politics | US attack on Iran 'inconceivable'

UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said it is "inconceivable" that America would try to bomb Iran.

There has been speculation about whether the newly re-elected George Bush will be more hawkish over Iran.

Pointing to talks with Tehran, Mr Straw said: "I don't see any circumstances in which military action would be justified against Iran, full stop."

Mr Straw said President Bush's re-election gave the world the chance to make new progress on Middle East peace.

No more war?

After months of talks, Iranian president Mohammad Khatami this week said Iran was ready to pledge not to pursue nuclear weapons.

But he wants recognition of Iran's right to peaceful nuclear technology.


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