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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei denounced the UN nuclear report as a fabrication and said any invader would "receive a strong slap and iron fist." US Defense Secretary Panetta warned of the consequences of military action against Iran. France threatened "unprecedented sanctions." The US planned to sell "bunker buster" bombs to the UAE.
In the aftermath of the IAEA report on Iran's nuclear program, Iran said it will not retreat "one iota" from its nuclear program. France, Britain and Germany called for tougher sanctions. Russia rejected new sanctions. China favored continued negotiations. Israel said it could carry out strikes on Iran with under 500 civilian fatalities. The US was silent.
Details emerged on the IAEA report on Iranian efforts to develop nuclear weapons including the use of computer models and foreign experts. The Israeli president warned that an attack on Iran was becoming more likely. Russia warned against military action and France said such actions would be destabilizing.
The IAEA will release a report next week on Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weapons. There are two different views on the outcome: the report will be damning and drive several nations to consider military action; or the talk of war is "overheated rhetoric" and diplomatic efforts to restrain Iran's nuclear program will likely continue.