Saturday, April 22, 2006

Ahmadinejad to Disclose Iran's Decision on UN Deadline on Monday

Khaleej Times Online:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will disclose Iran’s decision on the United Nations Security Council deadline in a press conference on Monday, the news agency Fars reported on Saturday. READ MORE

The latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran’s nuclear activities is due to be presented by IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei on April 28.

The date is also the deadline set by the UN Security Council against Iran to suspend all its uranium enrichment activities.

Iran has so far signalled that it would not follow the UN demand, but it has also affirmed its commitment to the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and continued cooperation with the IAEA.

Ahmadinejad himself has already declared Iran as an atomic state and called on the world to treat the country accordingly.

The five Security Council members plus Germany have so far failed to reach a unanimous decision how to approach Iran following the deadline but the Europeans have ruled out a military option, and Russia and China are against any sanctions against Teheran.