Iran denounces UN nuclear demands as "illegal"

Iran voiced strong opposition Sunday to demands made by the International Atomic Energy Agency that the country cease all work on developing technology to enrich uranium. Read the resolution here [PDF]. The IAEA, serving as a watchdog for the UN Security Council, has been closely monitoring Iran's development of nuclear technology.

Hasan Rowhani, a representative for Iran, stated "This demand is not legal and does not put any obligation on Iran. The IAEA board of governors has no right to make such a suspension obligatory for any country." The IAEA's deadline for cooperation is November 25th, at which point it will report remaining violations to the UN Security Council. AP has more. JURIST's Paper Chase has background here.

 

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