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IAEA Board of Governors cancels emergency meeting on Iran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Vienna, Aug 10, IRNA
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors has cancelled its emergency meeting on Wednesday due to continuing rows among member states.

An IAEA security source told IRNA that they had been informed that the meeting would not be held.

The meeting was to be held in Vienna at 15:00 hours local time Wednesday.

The source declined to give more information on the reason behind cancellation of the meeting.

An IAEA spokesman also confirmed the report but declined to give further details.

Diplomats say the meeting has likely been postponed due to continuing differences between the group of NAM states and European members of the IAEA Board of Governors.

The IAEA Board of Governors emergency meeting regarding Iran was adjourned Tuesday due to differences among members and it was reportedly postponed to Wednesday.

The NAM group of states and the EU representatives are now talking behind closed doors.

A NAM diplomat told IRNA that the talks aimed to make EU give up the decision to pass a resolution against Iran in the afternoon emergency meeting.

The source who wanted not to be named said the NAM representatives in meetings with the EU counterparts would inform them they would not accept any such resolution if they presented it to the Board.

::IRNA No.033 10/08/2005 16:11 --End


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