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Fleming: UNSC Referral of Iran's nuclear dossier unlikely

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Vienna, Aug 11, IRNA
Spokeswoman of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Melissa Fleming here Thursday announced that under the present conditions, despite resumption of nuclear activities by Iran, the relevant dossier is unlikely to be referred to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Speaking to reporters at the Vienna-based IAEA Center, she said that though Iran has restarted part of its nuclear activities at Isfahan Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF), the nuclear watchdog has not yet taken any decision to refer the dossier to the Security Council.

Reiterating the need for continuous nuclear negotiations between Iran and the three European countries of Germany, France and Britain, she urged that efforts should be made with Iran's help to continue such talks to secure an acceptable trend and pave the proper grounds to this end.

The spokeswoman once more underlined Iran's right to peaceful application of atomic energy.

Meanwhile, in response to a question about the fact that Iran has been seriously involved in nuclear activities for the past 18 years, she noted that this has been a cause of concern for the international community.

"The nuclear watchdog has been trying to encourage Iran to comply with its commitments to the agency," she concluded.



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