A new resolution has been passed at the UN nuclear watchdog, voicing “increasing concern” about Iran’s nuclear programme.
The US has seized on the resolution as proof that Iran is not being truthful when it says its nuclear ambitions are only for civilian purposes.
The International Atomic Energy Agency did not mention any punitive measures in its latest resolution, however.
Iran denies fresh reports that it is trying to make an atomic bomb, claiming allegations in the West are based on fabricated US, Israeli, UK and French intelligence.
Earlier this week Iranians formed a human chain around an atomic facility in a show of support for the country’s nuclear programme.