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Clinton publishes article in german paper covering european security and Iran (link, quote, translation)

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Feb 5, 2010 at 09:26

a link to an exclusive article written by US secretary of defense Hillary clinton in the online version of german newspaper sueddeutsche zeitung published online 05.Feb.2010 in german language. The background is the secuirty conference in München/Germany starting.

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/46/502282/text/

quote(original german) Eine Welt ohne Atomwaffen
Fünftens haben Menschen überall das Recht, ohne Furcht vor atomarer Zerstörung zu leben. Vergangenes Jahr in Prag hat Präsident Obama sich zu dem langfristigen Ziel einer Welt ohne Atomwaffen bekannt. Solange aber diese Waffen existieren, werden die Vereinigten Staaten ein sicheres und effizientes Arsenal unterhalten, um jegliche Gegner abzuschrecken, und wir werden diese Sicherheit auch für unsere Verbündeten gewährleisten. Zugleich wollen wir unser nukleares Arsenal verringern. Wir werden keine Mühe scheuen, um die Verbreitung von Kernwaffen zu verhindern und die vorhandenen Bestände sicher zu verwahren. Und wir werden gemeinsam mit unseren europäischen Verbündeten unsere intensiven Versuche fortsetzen, um Iran davon abzuhalten, die Bombe zu erlangen. endquote(original german)

I cannot find this on the US state departments site so I translate it back to english:

A world without nucear arms
fifth, all people everywhere have the right to live free from fear of nuclear distruction. Last year in Prague President Obama committed himself to the long term goal of a world without nuclear arms. The United States will, for as long as these arms exist, maintain a secure and efficient arsenal in order to deter any enemy, and we will grant this security to our allies. At the same time we want to reduce our nuclear arsenal. We will spare no effort to prevent the spread of nuclear arms and to keep safe existing stocks of arms. Together with our european allies we will continue our intensive attempts to keep Iran from acquiring the Bomb.

My comment: Using the word "attempt"(Versuch in german) is a term chosen to be moderate not indicating military action.

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