TEHRAN -- A top Iranian security official and nuclear negotiator on Tuesday blamed the United States for the delay of the settlement of Iran's nuclear issue, warning a US attack would never destroy its nuclear facilities, the state television reported.
"We are trying to solve the problems, for in the current world there is no problem that is irresolvable. However, the Americans are not willing to resolve them," Hassan Rowhani, secretary of theSupreme National Security Council and chief nuclear negotiator, was quoted as saying.
Rowhani said Iran did not want to escalate tensions with the United States but was determined to defeat any aggression. (Iran-US-Nukes)
Iran: Washington Blocking Efforts to Resolve Differences By VOA News
08 February 2005
The head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council says Tehran wants to resolve its differences with Washington and that a U.S. military strike will not destroy all of Iran's nuclear facilities.
Hassan Rowhani, who is also Iran's top nuclear negotiator, made the remark on state television Tuesday.
He said Iran can move its nuclear workshops under mountains and carry out its program where no bomb and missile could be effective.
Mr. Rowhani said Iran is not seeking tensions with the United States, but that Washington is blocking all efforts to resolve differences.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said last week that a military strike against Iran was "not on the agenda at this point."
The United States accuses Iran of secretly trying to develop nuclear weapons. Iran denies the charge.