Atomic Energy issues a resolution urging Iran to cooperate in an investigation
The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Thursday passed a resolution urging Iran to urgently cooperate in the agency’s investigation that found traces of uranium in three undisclosed locations, said diplomats taking part in a behind-closed-door vote .
The resolution, drafted by the United States, Britain, France and Germany, said the council “resolves that it is necessary and urgent” for Iran to explain the origin of the uranium particles and generally provide the IAEA with all the answers it requires.
Although the resolution is not the first the council has issued against Iran on the matter, the council issued another resolution in June, but the current wording is stronger and suggests a later diplomatic escalation that Iran may face could refer the UN Security Council -compliance with its nuclear commitments.
Diplomats at the meeting explained that in its statement to the IAEA Board of Governors shortly before the resolution was passed, the United States said by 26 votes in favor, five abstentions and two countries absent: “Iran must now provide the necessary cooperation, no more empty ones.” Promises.” Only Russia and China voted against the resolution.
“Iran should know that the IAEA Board of Governors must stand ready to take further action, including what is stipulated in Article Twelve-C of the Agency’s Statute, if it fails to provide the necessary cooperation to resolve these matters.” Afford.
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