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NAM, Russia, China oppose referral of Iran nuclear case to UNSC

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 8, IRNA
Member states of Non-Aligned Movement, Russia and China on Thursday voiced their objection to referral of Iran's nuclear dossier to UN Security Council.

According to a diplomat belonging to a NAM member state who spoke to IRNA on condition of anonymity, in a meeting at the
Vienna-based IAEA headquarters on Thursday, the representatives of the NAM members states, Russia and China all rejected any attempts to refer Iran's nuclear dossier to the UN Security Council.

He said it was stated in the meeting that there were no justifications for referral of Iran's dossier to the Security Council.

He noted that all participants stressed the point that the issue should be settled within the IAEA framework.

It was also emphasized in the meeting that Iran suspended its uranium enrichment activities voluntarily on the basis of a mutual agreement with the EU3 as a trust-building measure and that it was not binding for Iran in any ways, the diplomat said.

He also said that the NAM is to release a statement on the meeting to officially announce its decision in this regard.


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