The International Atomic Energy Agency, has confirmed what had been suspected for some time, that Tehran has ignored calls to suspend its nuclear fuel researchThe United Nation’s atomic watchdog, the IAEA, said that Iran’s claim to have enriched low-grade uranium appeared true.The UN will now draft a resolution demanding Tehran curbs its activities but will stop short of sanctions. Washinton’s UN Ambassador John Bolton:“I think it is clear that Iran has done nothing to comply with existing IAEA board resolutions … I think if anything the IAEA report shows that Iran has accelerated its efforts to acquire nuclear weapons. The resolution will describe Iran’s actions as a “threat to internationl peace”, but will not hint at military force. Wang Guangya,China’s UN Ambassador: “I think the feelings of all the members, including all the major powers, is that this is an important issue and all we want is to work for a diplomatic solution because this region is already complicated.” China is against sanctions saying that such a move would unsettle an already volatile region.The resolution will give Iran’s leaders time to comply, but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he has the support of the people to pursue nuclear technology.
Tough talking from UN to follow nuclear watchdog report