Anti-Iran draft resolution submitted to UNSC
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
United Nations, New York, March 15, IRNA
The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany (5+1 Group) submitted the anti-Iran draft resolution to the UNSC non-permanent members, which once more underlines suspension of enrichment process.
This is while suspension of uranium enrichment is a clear violation of the rights of an NPT member state.
Envoys of UNSC five permanent member states attended a press conference and briefed reporters on the agreement reached on the text of the draft resolution.
The British Ambassador to the UN Emyr Jones Parry said that agreement was reached on the content of the draft resolution, adding that it will be submitted to the UNSC non-permanent members today.
He added that the discussions on the issue will resume once more on Monday.
The Acting US Ambassador to UN Alejandro Wolf told reporters, "Actually the resolution pursues two goals. First of all it aims to convince Iran to accept the proposed package and suspend enrichment process to resume talks.
"Our other goal is to encourage Iran to accept the first UNSC resolution. According to the UN Security Council charter, we cannot overlook it," he added.
The Russian Ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin speaking to IRNA reporter about the UNSC dual standards, hoped to have a region free from nuclear weapons.
"Iran is a large country with educated people and we are doing our best to make Iranians respect the calls of international community, just as they expect the world to respect them and their requests," he added.
The Russian diplomat claimed that unfortunately, Iran has not yet given complete response to some of the questions raised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
"We do not wish the laws restricting nuclear weapons to be endangered. Meanwhile, we are seeking mutual respect between Iran and the international community," he said.
Churkin said that the proposal of the 5+1 group concerns Iran and the Middle East, adding, "We wish Iran to take into consideration the current situation rather than referring to its past experience.
"By issuing this resolution we hope to further impress Iran.
China and Russia have favorable relations with Iran and there are no problems between them and Iran. As I told my Iranian counterpart, Iran should forget the past and accept the present conditions," he said.
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