Iran dismisses demand to freeze uranium enrichment
Iran Sunday dismissed the world nuclear watchdog`s demand to freeze uranium enrichment, saying the country does no accept any commitment in this regard.
"Any resolution which seek to bind us to suspension (of uranium enrichment) is unacceptable and we will not accept such a requirement," Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Hassan Rowhani said, according to IRNA.
On Saturday, the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors adopted a resolution Saturday demanding Iran freezeall activities related to uranium enrichment.
According to the IAEA spokeswoman Melissa Fleming, the resolution was passed without a vote, by consensus. The resolution was drafted by Britain, France and Germany Friday, setting a November 25 deadline for a full review of Iran's nuclear program and calling on Tehran to "immediately" suspend all uranium enrichment activities.
The non-aligned nations had challenged the draft resolution for taking Iran to task for uranium enrichment, which is allowed under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT). On Friday, the Europeans opposed an American demand to set an October 31 ultimatum for Tehran to fully suspend uranium enrichment and consequently for automatic referral of Iran to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions. (albawaba.com)
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