Thursday, June 9, 2011

World Powers Express Concerns over Iran Nuclear Intentions

The US, Germany, France, Britain, Russia and China issued a joint statement today expressing “deepened concerns” over Iran’s “consistent failure” to comply with UN resolutions about possible military dimensions to its nuclear program. The statement was issued a day after Iran said it would triple production of 20-percent uranium and shift the production from Natanz to the underground bunker of Fardu.

“Iran’s consistent failure to comply with its obligations under six UN Security Council resolutions and to meet the requirements of 10 IAEA board of governors resolutions has deepened concerns raised by the international community with Iran's nuclear intentions," the joint statement by the six world powers said.

“We call on Iran to cooperate fully with the IAEA,” the statement continued. “Outstanding issues need to be resolved in order to exclude the existence of possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program” [Reuters, 9 June].

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