Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

US, Europe "rushed" Iran's N-case to UN

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 6, IRNA
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said here Sunday that Europe and certain Western states led by the US have have rushed Iran's nuclear case to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

"It was Europe that withdrew from the talks and referred Iran's nuclear case to the Security Council all of a sudden," Asefi told reporters during his weekly press briefing.

Stressing that Tehran would respond to the incentive package of the 5+1 Group by August 22, Asefi said "It has not taken a long time.

The US and Europe should be patient and wait for our response." "The nuclear case has suddenly landed in the UNSC under the pressure of US and certain Western states," the spokesman added.

Commenting on the developments in Lebanon, Asefi said Iran was seeking a solution to the ongoing crisis and "has so far used all within its power to put an end to the Zionist regime's crimes."


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