Iran's nuclear activities has raised fears the West (ALJazeera )
U.S. military official said today that Iran is the biggest military threat to the United States in the Middle East, with French President Nicolas Sarkozy today Search the hypothesis pre-emptive strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities, in the meantime, expect a report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) suggests that Iran is making a weaponnuclear.
The high-level U.S. official - who spoke on condition of anonymity - that "the biggest threat to the United States and our interests and our friends of Iran is beyond the al-Qaeda."
The official - who was speaking at a forum in Washington - that although it did not believe that Iran wants to ignite the conflict and he did not know whether Tehran has decided to build a nuclear weapon.
In Paris, French President Nicolas Sarkozy that there is a path is still available between the option of war and sanctions that have not yet resulted in a great result.
Sarkozy said - in response to a question at the end of the top of the Group of Twenty in Cannes - "pre-emptive strikes means going directly to the target. Things are not that way. There is dialogue, and when it does not give the dialogue a result, there are sanctions, and if it did not stop the sanctions are also penalties, and the international community can not settle all matters with arms. "
The French president added, "It's very dangerous ideas, it's not things that we talk in this way between the heads of states."
Sarkozy said that "the only thing we have said, is that if Israel's existence was threatened France will not remain idle," he said "between the pre-emptive strike and the effectiveness of sanctions, there is, however, by".
Sarkozy and concluded that "the obsessive will to acquire nuclear military equipment violates all international norms, and France strongly condemns Iran's lack of respect of international norms."
And ruled out the hypothesis of pre-emptive strike by Israel against Iran in recent days, as a result of leaks to the media about the discussions leading to a split among the members of the Israeli government.
China urged Iran today to be flexible about its nuclear program is controversial, and warned that the use of force to resolve the issues is the last thing they need the Middle East at this time.
IAEA reportMeanwhile, Western diplomats said today that the report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran's nuclear program is expected to include evidence on research and other activities would be meaningless unless they are related to the manufacture of weapons.
The diplomats said that the document will increase the expected suspicion that Tehran is seeking to acquire the capability to make nuclear bombs, but he will not say so explicitly.
A Western official said "there are parts of it obviously it is good only to be dedicated for the purposes of a secret nuclear."
Any evidence of activities related to nuclear weapons to strengthen calls for the imposition of further sanctions on Iran.
Diplomats and experts, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be provided through a technical supplement to its quarterly report on Iran next lot of new details and add to the concerns I mentioned briefly earlier.
Deputy Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Olli Heinonen told Reuters, "Iran's activities with high explosives and neutron physics experiments, for example, of concern, it is a list, and the question now is what the purpose of these activities."
Said Mark Fitzpatrick of the International Institute for Strategic Studies The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is likely to have more information on the experiments that use Iranian Diotrad uranium.
Fitzpatrick said "It's a very strong indicator to work on nuclear weapons."
And many experts believe that Iran still needs several years to build a nuclear arsenal and that it was not clear if they will decide in the end, the pursuit of making this type of weapon.
Western powers believe that Iran is secretly trying to build nuclear weapons, but Tehran denies this and says it is enriching uranium only for reactors to generate electricity.