Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.19 / Trend, E, Mehdiyev /
The U.S. very much appreciates Azerbaijan's contribution to support the global community in its efforts to ensure that Iran is not developing nuclear weapons, Deputy U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Adam Sterling said during his speech at the International Conference "Role of Azerbaijan-U.S. cooperation on ensuring peace and security in the region" in Baku on Friday.
"The entire world has an interest to prevent Iran from acquiring these weapons. Azerbaijan of course has particular strong interest in this issue as a neighbor of Iran," he said.
He said the U.S. believes that it is making progress in this regard, and the international community is convincing the Iranian government that it has good options to develop its economy.
The U.S. and other Western countries accuse Iran of developing nuclear weapons under cover of peaceful nuclear energy program. Tehran denies the charges, saying its nuclear program is exclusively peaceful.
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