سه شنبه ۱ اسفند ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۲۳:۲۰
Iran is Set for a Clash at the IAEA’s Meeting Today
The three European countries, Great Britain, France and Germany which have argued for the past year that negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program would pay off are now determined to take a tougher line at the IAEA’s meeting on Monday. Observers believe that these countries will try to rally support for a resolution, which will give Iran a November deadline for full compliance. IAEA has demanded that Iran stops all activities aimed at uranium enrichment. On Sunday, Iran denied it had received any ultimatum from the EU on its nuclear program. But Javier Solana, the EU Secretary General and High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, in an interview with the television network Euro News said if Iran refuses EU’s proposal of abandoning all its questionable nuclear activities by November, it will be referred to the UN’s Security Council.
US officials in Washington believe what is revealed to Europe now is what they were saying for the past two years. Colin Powel the US foreign Secretary in an interview with Fox News emphasised the necessity of using international pressure on Iran. He said that when the U.S. found out about Iran’s nuclear program, it warned the International community. He said Russia was warned about the dangers of its help to Iran for the Bushehr nuclear reactor and in particular, the U.S. warned European counties. “But during this entire two years we were told we are over sensitive about this issue. Only now they are finding out what is happening in Iran and what we said was right.”