US calls Iran 'international outlaw'

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The Independent Online
WASHINGTON - Warren Christopher, the US Secretary of State, branded Iran as an 'international outlaw' because of attempts to acquire weapons of mass destruction and its support for what the US sees as terrorism, Reuter reports.

Testifying before a Senate subcommittee, Mr Christopher said the US would do its best to block Iranian attempts to gain World Bank loans. 'Their determination to acquire weapons of mass destruction leaves Iran as an international outlaw,' he said. 'Iran does not deserve the support of the World Bank.'

The US on Monday accused Iran of breaking the United Nations embargo against Iraq by accepting oil from Baghdad. Iran denied this.