White House endorses IAEA censure of Iran

AP News
Posted: Nov 27, 2009 12:18 PM

The White House says a vote by the U.N. nuclear watchdog's board to censure Iran over its disputed nuclear program shows the "growing international deficit of confidence" in Iran's intentions.

Iran has refused to immediately halt construction of a newly revealed nuclear facility. It also has ignored U.N. Security Council resolutions urging it to stop enriching uranium that could be used to build a nuclear weapon.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the vote Friday by 25 countries "demonstrates the resolve and unity" of the international community concerning Iran's program.

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Gibbs warned of growing isolation and consequences, and said time is "running out" for Iran to work toward a diplomatic solution.