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Emergency NAM meeting on Iran ends, no decision adopted

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Vienna, Aug 8, IRNA
An emergency meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran's nuclear programs ended here Monday evening behind closed doors without adopting a final decision.

A NAM diplomat told IRNA on condition of anonymity that the discussions on the matter, and the final decision making has been postponed to Tuesday morning.

He added, "Keeping in mind that the EU3 (Germany, France and Britain) has announced it is going to make some alterations in the draft of its proposed resolution to the IAEA Board of Governors on Iran in their Tuesday emergency meeting, NAM, too, was unable to adopt a final decision on its appropriate reaction to that resolution."
The NAM diplomat said, "NAM is waiting for the final proposed text of the European Union, and ready to adopt a decision accordingly." The IAEA is expected to present the final draft of its proposal on Iran's nuclear programs to the Canadian head of the IAEA Board of Governors Ms. Catherine Hall before noon Tuesday, following which she would call for the convening of the board's emergency meeting to survey and pass it.

During the said session the IAEA would survey the latest developments in Iran-EU3 negotiations, notably Iran's "unchangeable decision" to reopen its Isfahan UCF Nuclear Complex, during which all IAEA members have comments on the issue, including Iran, would reflect their viewpoints before voting on the resolution.

The EU announced a few hour ago that it has decided to make certain alterations in its proposed draft resolution on Iran.

The EU3 that has pursued a tough two-year round of talks with Iran on its nuclear programs had earlier Monday morning distributed the text of its proposed draft resolution among IAEA members.

According to IAEA diplomats the text of the above mentioned EU resolution was "too mild", and keeping in mind that Iran has fully resumed activities at its Isfahan complex and announced its decision to do the same in Natanz in due time, the new EU resolution draft would be "more severe."


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