The Vice President's sharp warnings appeared to be part of a two-track administration campaign to push back at Iran while leaving the door open to negotiations.
From an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, Vice President Dick Cheney warned Iran on Friday the U.S. and its allies will keep it from restricting sea traffic as well as from developing nuclear weapons.
Iran and other developing nations on Friday forced a downgrading of the final statement on a review of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, objecting to what they called "imbalance" in a messy end to the meeting.
Iran on Friday accused the United States of being the true violator of the Nonproliferation Treaty as a global conference ended without managing to bridge conflicting priorities on how to tighten the pact meant to prevent the spread of nuclear arms.
The United States knows for certain that radical Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is still living next door in Iran, a senior State Department official said Friday, disputing aides to the anti-American religious and political leader.
Vice President Dick Cheney issued a warning to Iran while aboard an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf on Friday, saying the United States would join allies to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons "and dominating the region."
US Vice-President Dick Cheney issues a warning to Iran from an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.
US Vice President Dick Cheney warned on Friday from the hangar deck of a US aircraft carrier in the Gulf that the United States will not let Iran acquire nuclear weapons.
Yemen said on Friday it has recalled its ambassadors from both Libya and Iran for consultations over the two countries' purported backing of Shiite rebels fighting against government forces.
Iran and other developing nations cast a cloud over global nuclear disarmament efforts on Friday by downgrading the final statement of a two-week review meeting.