Iran reacts to the news that shows Bush and Cheney have been lying to the American public about the Iranian nuclear threat:
Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday welcomed the U.S. decision to "correct" its claim that Tehran has an active nuclear weapons program, while Israel's defense minister said Israeli intelligence believes Iran is still trying to develop an atomic weapon. A U.S. intelligence assessment released Monday reversed earlier claims that Iran had restarted its weapons program in 2005 after suspending it in 2003 because of international pressure.
"It's natural that we welcome ... countries that correct their views realistically which in the past had questions and ambiguities about (Iran's nuclear activities)," Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said.
Conservative lawmaker Elham Aminzadeh told The Associated Press that "it proved that Iran is not a danger to the world, as some members of the Bush administration claim."
In Vienna, the U.N. atomic watchdog agency said the U.S. finding is consistent with its own.
"Although Iran still needs to clarify some important aspects of its past and present nuclear activities, the agency has no concrete evidence of an ongoing nuclear weapons program or undeclared nuclear facilities in Iran," International Atomic Energey Agency director-general Mohamed ElBaradei said.
Oh what a tangled web the GOP has woven. The lies of the White House are tainting many of the Republican presidential candidates. They've all parroted the same lies and scare tactics as part of their campaigns to frighten Americans into voting for them. They're as guilty as Bush and Cheney.
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