Hillary Clinton - Iran Will Never Obtain Nuclear Weapon
According to the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, Iran will never be able to achieve its goal of obtaining a nuclear weapon. She said: "Your pursuit is futile."
"What we want to do is to send a message to whoever is making these decisions, that if you're pursuing nuclear weapons for the purpose of intimidating, of projecting your power, we're not going to let that happen," she said.
"First, we're going to do everything we can to prevent you from ever getting a nuclear weapon. But your pursuit is futile, because we will never let Iran - nuclear-armed, not nuclear-armed.
"It is something that we view with great concern, and that's why we're doing everything we can to prevent that from ever happening. ... We believe, as a matter of policy, it is unacceptable for Iran to have nuclear weapons."
Clinton said the Obama administration might still engage with Iran's regime, even though she thinks the people there "deserve better than what they're getting."
When she was asked about the US betraying Iran's democratic movement if the administration decides to negotiate with the government over its nuclear programme, she said: "I don't think so. We have negotiated with many governments who we did not believe represented the will of their people. Look at all the negotiations that went on with the Soviet Union. ...That's what you do in diplomacy.
"You don't get to choose the people. That's up to the internal dynamic within a society. But, clearly, we would hope better for the Iranian people," Clinton said. "We would hope that there is more openness, that peaceful demonstrations are respected, that press freedom is respected."
When she was asked about the illegitimate regime in Iran, she said: "You know that's really for the people of Iran to decide."
"I have been moved by the ... cries for freedom. ...People that go back millennia, that have such a great culture and history, deserve better than what they're getting." She said.