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یکشنبه ۱۴ آذر ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۱۶:۰۲ - ۴ دسامبر ۲۰۱۶

Iran Dismisses Threat of UN Security Council over Nuclear Plans


Iran has dismissed the threat of being hauled before the United Nations Security Council, insisting it has every right to resume sensitive nuclear activities. State media today quotes Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, a vice president and head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, as saying there is no legal basis for sending Iran's nuclear case to the UN Security Council. He also said the threat is "nothing but media propaganda." Diplomats from Britain, France and Germany have told Iran that any such resumption would be considered a violation of a November 2004 suspension agreement that opened the EU-Iran negotiations. And, in such a case, the Europeans may join the United States in referring Iran to the UN Security Council. That would be a step possibly leading to international sanctions against Iran. But a spokesman (Ali Agha Mohammadi) for Iran's Supreme National Security Council said yesterday that Iran will decide by Friday whether to resume some sensitive nuclear activities. Yesterday Mohamadi said that officials will decide by Friday whether to resume some sensitive nuclear activities, even at the risk of ending negotiations with the European Union and, possibly, incurring UN sanctions. He said that officials -- including Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi and members of parliament -- will meet with the national security council today and Wednesday to settle the question. Mohammad Saidi, deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, said on Sunday that Iran already had decided to resume its uranium conversion program, as he put it, "is the next few days." Diplomats from Britain, France and Germany have told Iran that any such resumption would be considered a violation of a November 2004 suspension agreement that opened the EU-Iran negotiations. And, in such a case, the Europeans may join the United States in referring Iran to the UN Security Council. That would be a step possibly leading to international sanctions against Iran. British based Guardian newspaper in its front page article quotes a British foreign office spokesman who said such a move would automatically halt two years of negotiations between Tehran and the European trio, Britain France and Germany, He said: “Our position has been absolutely clear from the beginning that we would have no other option but to refer it to the security council.” The paper also quoted a western diplomat based in Tehran who said Iran was in the danger of miscalculating international resolve.
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