Washington, London, Paris and Berlin are urging Iran to cooperate with the IAEA
Looks International Atomic Energy Agency resolution against Iran A “clear message” that should call on them to “urgently” fulfill their obligations in the nuclear act, according to the considerations of the USA, the United Kingdom, France and Germany on Friday.
On Thursday, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors in Vienna passed a resolution denouncing Iran’s non-cooperation, which diplomatic sources said was endorsed by 26 of the organization’s 35 member states. This is the second resolution to be adopted this year, following one in June. Russia and China voted against.
From the previous nuclear negotiations in Vienna
A joint statement by the Federal Foreign Office said: “The Council has therefore sent out a clear message: It is necessary and urgent for Iran to meet its obligations under the NPT and take concrete action without delay.”
The reason for the two decisions is the same and the lack of “technically credible” answers on trace amounts of enriched uranium found in three undisclosed locations.
Washington, London, Paris and Berlin decided to step up the pressure given the lack of progress in recent months.
And the four countries added in the statement: “We hope that Iran will take the opportunity to work with the International Atomic Energy Agency to finalize the pending files so that the Council no longer has to act in this regard.”
Because of its symbolic importance at this stage, the resolution could be a prelude to referring the dispute to the UN Security Council, which has the power to impose sanctions.
US Ambassador Laura Holgate said: “Iran should know that if it does not cooperate in solving these issues, the Council must take further action.”
Iran was quick to condemn the decision, saying it would “have no impact” and could “impact” “cooperation” between it and the IAEA.
Alongside fruitless talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency, negotiations between the major powers and Tehran to revive the 2015 deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program have reached an impasse.
After the United States withdrew from the deal in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions on Iran, Iran responded by gradually withdrawing from most of its commitments.
The arrival of Joe Biden at the White House allowed the trial to resume and revived hopes of an agreement in August. But since then the dialogue has been interrupted.
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