Nov 11, 2011

VOA Special English News 68

The International Atomic Agency says it has believable information that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons. The UN agency released a report in Vienna Tuesday. It says its evidence shows Iran has tried to design a nuclear weapon and has tested some parts of it. The agency expressed serious concern about the information. Iran's Pars news agency says the Iranian ambassador to the IAEA rejected the report. Ali Asghar Soltanieh called the report unbalanced and political. Iran has denied the charge for a long time. He says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.


My thought/opinion on this issue

I don't know why "Western" are so nervous about the Iran's nuclear program. As you know, there are a lot of countries that have nuclear weapons. It is not a weird thing that Iran is trying to have the mass destruction weapons that "Western" have.


ジョン said...

and it tested
--> and has tested

about information
--> about the information

I'm not too familiar with Iran's standing in the world, but perhaps it has a poor reputation that would merit caution? よくわかりませんが。

bikenglish said...


Thank you for correcting my mistakes. I could not find out what the announcer says in the part "and has tested". It sounded "and his tested" to me.

Iran must be a threat to Europe, but Britain and France have nuclear weapons. And Israel does not officially state that it has such weapons, but many people believe it does have them. They are treats to Iran.