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Lavrov: Russia against sending Iran's nuclear dossier to UNSC

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Sept 23, IRNA
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said here Friday his country was against sending Iran's nuclear dossier to the UN Security Council.

Speaking to reporters, Lavrov said, "We believe the problem can be solved in the framework of IAEA's regulations".

He stressed that the efforts should be based on ElBaradei's report to the IAEA and that some progress has been achieved in this concern.

Lavrov added ElBaradei's report does not say that the problem cannot be settled in the IAEA and it does not recommend that Iran's dossier should be referred to the UN Security Council.

Russian foreign minister said, "Russia has proposed that the IAEA Board of Governing resolution concerning Iran's nuclear programme should be drawn up according to the ElBaradei's report."
He concluded if IAEA asks Iran to be more active in cooperation with the Agency, the move can be more appropriate and suitable.


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