Thursday, June 02, 2005

U.S. Seizes Nuke Shipment For Iran

The United States has succeeded in capturing a shipment of nuclear material bound for Iran. The Bush administration said the U.S.-led Proliferation Security Initiative halted missile and nuclear shipments to Iran and other adversaries. Officials said some of the shipments were sent by North Korea.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the shipments to Iran were seized in 2005. Ms. Rice said that over the last few months the United States and 10 of its PSI partners cooperated in 11 successful interdiction efforts. In an address to foreign diplomats on Tuesday, Ms. Rice said PSI participants seized a shipment of materials and equipment destined for ballistic missile programs in Iran and other countries. She did not elaborate.