IAEA reporting Iran to Security Council

[JURIST] The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [official website; JURIST news archive] Board of Governors voted Saturday to report Iran [JURIST news archive] to the UN Security Council [official website], supporting a resolution [PDF text] offered by Britain, France, and Germany and backed by the US addressing concerns over Iran's restarted nuclear program [IAEA backgrounder]. The IAEA overwhelmingly supported the measure with 27 of the 35 members voting yes, three voting no, and five abstaining. The vote occurred just two days after IAEA Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei [IAEA profile] sought to delay a vote [JURIST report] by the nuclear watchdog on the draft resolution. In response, Iranian officials said the country would begin pursuing full-scale uranium enrichment and immediately halt UN inspections of its facilities, reiterating its claim [JURIST report] that there is no legal basis for referral to the Security Council. Reuters has more.



 

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