Unanimous IAEA resolution "tyrannical", says former Iran president

[JURIST] Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani [Wikipedia profile] said Friday that he was astonished at the unanimity of a call by the International Atomic Energy Agency [official website] for Iran to stop enrichment activities, warning Western opposition that the "very tyrannical" resolution will "cost them dearly." The IAEA resolution [PDF text] adopted Thursday urged Iran to re-establish full suspension of all enrichment-related activities [JURIST report], after Tehran removed IAEA seals at a conversion facility in Isfahan. Rafsanjani, who drew chants of "death to America" and "death to Israel," told worshippers "that you could not treat Iran like Iraq or Libya." The resolution did not say Iran should be subject to sanctions by the UN Security Council. Reuters has more. IRNA has local coverage.

 

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