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Board of Governors meeting on Iran adjourned to Friday

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Vienna, Sept 22, IRNA
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors meeting on Iran's nuclear dossier ended before noon on Thursday and was adjourned to Friday.

As the session signed off, the IAEA spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told IRNA that the Thursday afternoon meeting will most probably be called off and is expected to be held on Friday.

She added that the meeting was adjourned mainly because IAEA Board of Governors member states are expected to hold talks about Iran this afternoon.

"This provides an opportunity for the Board of Governors 35 member states to discuss Iran's nuclear dossier and the board is expected to resume its official meeting after a consensus is reached on the issue," added Fleming.

Another diplomat from the UN nuclear watchdog told IRNA that unofficial negotiations among the member states of the IAEA Board of Governors is currently underway and two draft resolutions proposed by the EU trio about Iran is high on the agenda.

The diplomat added that the countries dismissing referral of the dossier to the United Nations Security Council are facing two options.

"The member states should either approve the new EU draft putting a deadline and trigger mechanism. Otherwise, the three EU states will officially present their initially drafted proposal to the Board of Governors, which adopted a more severe policy towards Iran, and call for a vote on it," he added.

In one of the two resolutions, which were drawn up during the past days, the EU3 has called for referral of Iran's nuclear dossier to the Security Council, while the second one suggests a deadline and trigger mechanism.

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