White House: Iran report echoes US concerns

November 7, 2011 - 2:15 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it expects a pending report on Iran's nuclear capabilities to echo U.S. concerns about Tehran's behavior and its failure to live up to its international obligations.

White House spokesman Jay Carney would not address the specific findings of an International Atomic Energy Agency report expected to be released in the coming week. Diplomats have told The Associated Press that the new intelligence suggests Iran made computer models of a nuclear warhead, as well as other previously undisclosed details on alleged secret work by Tehran on nuclear arms.

Carney says the U.S. continues to focus on using diplomatic channels to pressure Iran to abandon its nuclear program. But he says the U.S. also will keep all options open when it comes to dealing with Iran.