Iran and US trade barbs

US accused of hypocrisy while Iran is warned of "high price" of breaking rules.

    The US and Iran have traded barbs at a nuclear non-proliferation conference at the United Nations in New York City.

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, criticised the US for being hypocritical on its nuclear stance.

    Hillary Clinton, the secretary of state, said Iran was diverting "attention away from its record in an attempt to evade accountability" over its nuclear programme.

    She also warned that "potential violators [of the Non-Proliferation Treaty] must know that they will pay a high price if they break the rules".

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from the United Nations (04 May 2010).

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.