Thursday, May 3, 2012

UNSC Permanent Members Call on Iran to Cooperate with IAEA

The United States, China, Russia, France and Britain today called on Iran to fully cooperate with the IAEA over its nuclear program.

“We remain concerned by Iran's persistent failure to comply with its obligations under UNSC resolutions and to meet the requirements of the IAEA Board of Governors Resolutions,” the five permanent members of the Security Council said in a statement on the sidelines of a non-proliferation meeting in Vienna.

“We stress the need and urgency for Iran to reach an agreement with the IAEA on a structured approach, including on access to relevant sites and information... to resolve all outstanding issues, particularly those relating to possible military dimensions,” they said.

Today’s statement comes days before IAEA and Iran are to resume talks on the country’s nuclear intentions. The talks are scheduled for 14-15 May in Vienna.

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