FM: Iran ought to prevent nuclear issue from going to Security Council
Iran's Foreign Minister said Wednesday that his country must prevent its nuclear dossier being transferred to the United Nations Security Council, without specifying if Tehran would satisfy an International Atomic Energy Agency ultimatum.
"This question must not be sent to the (U.N.) Security Council. This must be prevented," Kamal Kharazi was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency on the eve of a visit by the nuclear watchdog's inspectors.
"The official position of the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding the additional protocol ... is for greater cooperation with the IAEA. We are determined to have an active and transparent cooperation with the agency," Kharazi said.
The IAEA has set October 31 as a deadline for Iran to prove that it is not covertly developing nuclear weapons. (Albawaba.com)
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