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IAEA kicks off meeting on Iran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Vienna, Sept 21, IRNA
The 35-nation governing board of the UN atomic watchdog opened discussion on Iran's nuclear case here on Wednesday behind closed doors after an urgent meeting on North Korea.

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) spokesman, Peter Rickwood, told IRNA the debate on Iran's nuclear case will open with speech of head of British delegation, as the representative of the European Union.

After the British envoy, representatives from Japan, the United States, Australia, Venezuela, Canada and Iran's Permanent
epresentative to the IAEA, Mohammad-Mehdi Akhoundzadeh are scheduled to deliver speeches.

Akhoundzadeh is expected to outline the historical trend of Iran's nuclear activities, cooperation with the IAEA, talks with the Europeans and latest developments in the nuclear case.

The European Union on Tuesday published its proposed draft resolution against Iran among the member states of IAEA board of governors which aroused opposition of Russia, China, India and member states of the Non-Aligned Movement.

The draft resolution called for referral of Iran's nuclear case to the UN Security Council.



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