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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Iran Tries To Pull Vatican Into Nuclear Showdown

The president of Iran has sent a letter to Pope Benedict XVI regarding the United Nation’s decision to impose sanction on the country – the latest in a series of contacts with Christianity by the conservative Muslim country.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter via his Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki to Pope Benedict on Wednesday about the U.N. Security Council’s decision to enact sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program, reported The Associated Press. The Vatican did not release details about the letter, but Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency said the focus was on the Security Council’s vote to approve sanctions against Tehran.

The United Nations Security Council on Christmas Eve decided to impose a set of sanctions against Iran in response to its uranium-enrichment activities. For months the Council negotiated with Tehran about its nuclear program. Countries including the United States are concern Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at making nuclear weapons, which Iran claims is for producing energy.

The Vatican emphasized that Pope Benedict’s brief meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister was apolitical.

The Pope “reaffirmed the role that the Holy See intends to carry out for world peace, not as a political authority but as a religious and moral one…so that people’s problems will always be solved in dialogue, mutual understanding and peace,” said a Vatican statement...

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