US, Europeans want IAEA to seek immediate cooperation from Iran

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Iran flag outside the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna

by Francois Murphy

VIENNA (Reuters) – The United States, France, Britain and Germany are pushing the UN nuclear agency’s board for failing to answer long-standing questions about traces of uranium in undisclosed locations, A draft proposal seen by Reuters.

The move is likely to anger Iran, which is often angered by such proposals, and, in turn, could damage its chances of salvaging the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal. Indirect talks between Iran and the United States Already stopped.

Western powers have delayed the submission of a draft resolution at last quarter meetings of the 35-nation Council of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the issue, as it could derail these talks, which have not taken place since March Huh.

However, the issue has come to the fore since the IAEA told member states this week that Iran had not given credible answers about the particles found at three ancient but undeclared sites, while the two sides revisited your discussion in March. Were agreed to start over and try to solve it. Outstanding issues so far.

The IAEA Council calls on “Iran to act urgently to fulfill its legal obligations and to immediately accept the proposal of the Director General of Further Partnership (IAEA) to clarify and resolve all outstanding issues”, calling on the states Reads the sent draft text. -IAEA members and seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

The text, written on Tuesday, did not say which countries wrote it. Two diplomats said it was for the United States and the so-called E3.

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