Saturday, September 06, 2003

REGION: US to push for strong IAEA resolution on Iran
"VIENNA: The United States will push for “a strong resolution” on Iran’s suspect nuclear programme at a meeting of the UN’s nuclear watchdog next week, the US ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Thursday.
“The US’ goal is to pass a strong resolution that will support the IAEA’s efforts to get to the bottom of Iran’s nuclear programme,” ambassador Kenneth Brill told AFP. Brill said the hoped-for resolution should “stress the urgency of Iran cooperating fully with the IAEA, which it has yet to do.”

...TEHRAN: Iran needs time to convince hard-liners before making a final decision on signing a protocol requested by the UN nuclear agency allowing more intrusive inspections of its nuclear facilities, a top presidency official said Wednesday...."

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