Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, prays, at the grave of the late revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, shown in the picture, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. At a London meeting that lasted into the early hours of Tuesday, envoys of Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States decided they would recommend that the International Atomic Energy Agency, when it meets Thursday, should report Iran to the U.N. Security Council. They also decided the Security Council should wait until March to take up Iran’s nuclear file after a formal report on Tehran’s activities from the atomic agency.
ASSociated Press: Iran Strikes Back at Big Five Decision
Iran struck back Tuesday at the Big Five’s decision to refer the country’s nuclear file to the Security Council, saying the move has no legal justification and would be the end of diplomacy.
At a London meeting that lasted into the early hours of Tuesday, envoys of the United States, Britain, China, France and Russia agreed to recommend that the International Atomic Energy Agency report Iran to the U.N. Security Council.
They also decided the Security Council should wait until March to take up Iran’s nuclear file after a formal report on Tehran’s activities from the U.N. agency, which meets Thursday in Vienna.
“Reporting Iran’s dossier to the U.N. Security Council will be unconstructive and the end of diplomacy,” said Iran’s leading nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani. State television quoted him as saying Iran still believes the issue can be resolved peacefully.
More BLOVIATING from Tehran.
There WILL be NO diplomacy or negotiation over Iranian possession of fissionable nuclear material used in the manufacture of a nuclear weapon .
Vice President Gholamreza Aghazadeh, who also runs Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation, said it was difficult to predict how the IAEA meeting on Thursday would develop, the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency reported.
“The biggest problem for the West is that they can’t find any (legal) justification to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council,” ISNA quoted him as saying.
The United States has agreed for a small delay before the ultimate referral to the United Nations Security Council. However, it is unclear whether Russia or China would support sanctions against Iran.
War planning continues……..
Iran Nuclear Watch: Permanent Five Say IAEA Must Report Iran to U.N. Security Council
The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image
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