Clinton to strengthen U.S. dialogue with Al Jazeera

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton met with Al Jazeera’s senior staff in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday to discuss the need to “further dialogue with Al Jazeera,” a spokeswoman for the Arabic network said.

She was later interviewed for Al Jazeera’s “From Washington” program, where she told an audience of students that Iran was moving toward military dictatorship.

“We see the government of Iran, the supreme leader, the president, the parliament is being supplanted and Iran is moving toward a military dictatorship,” she said. “We are planning to try to bring the world community together in applying pressure to Iran through sanctions adopted by the United Nations that will be particularly aimed at those enterprises controlled by the Revolutionary Guard, which we believe is, in effect, supplanting the government of Iran.”

She also said “evidence is mounting” that indicates Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapon.

Iran has said that it stepped up its uranium enrichment program to produce fuel for a medical research reactor.

Clinton said the Obama Administration was not planning a military offensive against Iran.

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