WASHINGTON Dec 3 Time is running out for Iran
to avoid sanctions over its nuclear program, a White House
spokesman said on Thursday, and Tehran's deadline is still the
end of the year for responding to international demands.
"Time is running out. That deadline is the end of the
year," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters in a
Iran has resisted a deal with Western powers that would see
its low-enriched uranium sent abroad for processing into
uranium for making fuel. Gibbs said it was "pretty clear" that
the Iranians were backing out of that agreement.
Washington and its allies suspect Iran is secretly using
its nuclear energy program to develop nuclear weapons, but
Tehran says it is enriching uranium only to generate
(Reporting by Matt Spetalnick, editing by Vicki Allen)
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