NATO: Iran nuclear ambitions are major Gulf threat

NATO's secretary-general told Gulf Arab states on Thursday that Iran's nuclear ambitions were a major threat to regional stability. "Iran's pursuit of uranium enrichment capability in violation of its UN Security Council obligations is a serious concern not just for Iran's neighbours but for the entire international community," Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said.


"We in the Gulf think Iran has the right to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, but we fear Iran's intentions. We (the Gulf states) speak the same language on Iran," Bahraini politician Sheikh Khaled Khalifa al Khalifa told Reuters. (Reuters)