Remarks by Acting Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation, Stephen Rademaker, on Iran's Challenge to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

February 2, 2006

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

President Bush has made clear on numerous occasions that the paramount security challenge of 
our time is to prevent the world’s most dangerous weapons from falling into the hands of the world’s most dangerous regimes. We have reoriented U.S. national security policy to confront this challenge, and Iran today provides a key test of our efforts. Just two days ago in his State of the Union address, President Bush stated:

The Iranian Government is defying the world with its nuclear ambitions, and the nations of the world must not permit the Iranian regime to gain nuclear weapons. America will continue to rally the world to confront these threats.