US asks UN nuclear watchdog to urge full Iranian disclosure on nukes; Shots fired at UK embassy in Tehran

Published September 9th, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

Washington is asking the United Nations nuclear agency on Tuesday to call upon Iran to deliver on claims that its nuclear programs are peaceful, while Tehran is warning that too much pressure could raise tensions. 


Iran has suggested it may sign a protocol opening its nuclear programs to unfettered inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  


However, that depends on the results of the meeting of the agency's board of governors, top Iranian delegate Ali Akbar Salehi said, according to AP


"We wish there will be an agreement," Salehi said on Tuesday. "We'll wait to see what the outcome is, but we have kept all of our options open." 


Meanwhile, diplomats said the conference might adjourn for 24 hours to give delegates time to try to find a common stand.  


Elsewhere, in Iran on Tuesday, shots were fired at the British embassy in Tehran, according to the Foreign Office in London. According to reports, no one was injured in the shooting attack. (

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