U.N. Ambassador John Bolton says the U.S. "is ready to take action in the Security Council" to confront Iran's nuclear program.
Bolton says Friday's report by U.N. nuclear experts shows Tehran "has accelerated its efforts to acquire nuclear weapons," although the report itself stops short of that declaration.
Bolton says Iran's "long status as the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism" underscores the findings that Tehran is, in fact, enriching uranium. And he says the U.S. will pursue a resolution that would allow international enforcement through sanctions or military action.
Diplomats from the permanent members of the Security Council and Germany meet Tuesday to debate the next step.
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