Bush calls Iran a grave national security concern, resulting from its desire to destroy Israel and develop a nuclear weapon

He added: The US must work with others to solve these issues diplomatically – today
The UN Security Council takes up the Iran case early next week, is expected to give Tehran 30 days to submit answers to nuclear watchdog questions.
debkafile‘s Gulf sources disclose that Tehran accompanied the 35-member International Atomic Energy Agency’s decision Wednesday, March 8, by launching a new, locally-built submarine, the Nahang (whale) in the Persian Gulf. With the capability to carry multipurpose weapons, the sub is especially adapted to Gulf waters. Military experts report Iran also has six Russian-built SSK or SSI Kilo class diesel submarines patrolling the strategic waterway.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow would oppose sanctions on Iran because such measures rarely work. He suggested relying on the professional advice of the IAEA. Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing called for more negotiations. He objected to Security Council involvement.

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