NewsSpecial WireWorld powers to seek sanctions against Iran

World powers to seek sanctions against Iran

-

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 07 – The Foreign Ministers of Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia, and the United States and European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana met in London late Friday to discuss measures to counter Iran’s nuclear defiance.
Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Oct. 07 – The Foreign Ministers of Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia, and the United States and European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana met in London late Friday to discuss measures to counter Iran’s nuclear defiance.

Tehran has vowed that it will ignore a United Nations Security Council demand that it suspend its uranium enrichment activities.

The following statement was released by British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett on behalf of the P5+1 following the meeting:

Statement by the Foreign Secretary on behalf of the Foreign Ministers of China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union.
London, 6 October 2006.

When we met in Vienna on 1 June, we agreed a far-reaching set of proposals that aimed to address international concerns over Iran’s nuclear programme and to provide the basis for long-term political and economic cooperation with Iran.

Our proposals would give Iran everything it needs to develop a modern civil nuclear power industry and allow the Iranian people to enjoy the benefits of nuclear energy, through a long-term agreement which would satisfy the international community that Iran’s programme was exclusively for peaceful purposes.

Following the meeting in Vienna, and our subsequent meeting in Paris on 12 July, and, Iran’s response of 22 August, Javier Solana has on our behalf had extensive discussions with the Iranian representative Dr Ali Larijani to try to agree a framework for negotiations.

Today we met to review the situation. We commend Javier Solana for his tireless efforts to find a way forward, but we are deeply disappointed that he has had to report that Iran is not prepared to suspend its enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, as required by the IAEA Board and made mandatory in Security Council Resolution 1696. Accordingly, we will now consult on measures under Article 41 of Chapter VII of the UN Charter, as envisaged in that Resolution.

In Vienna, we said there were two paths ahead. We regret that Iran has not yet taken the positive one. We will continue our efforts to find a negotiated solution. Our proposals of 1 June remain on the table.

Latest news

Snapback Sanctions, a Must Response to Iran’s Human Rights Abuse and JCPOA Violations

The protests in Iran have been going on for more than two months, even though the regime is cracking...

Growing Disintegration Among Iran Regime’s Forces

Iran has been shaken by a wave of nationwide protests since mid-September. The trigger was the death of the...

Grim Tidings for Iran’s Regime After Approval of UN Fact-Finding Mission

After many discussions and debates, the United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a fact-finding mission to investigate the...

Iranian People’s Resistance Changed the Appeasement Policy

Soon after the new US government started its obligations in January 2021, hand in hand with the European governments...

Khamenei’s Disgraceful Campaign Against Piranshahr and Javanrud, Who Will Be the Loser?

On the 67th day of Iran’s revolution, the Iranian regime attempted to put a halt to the protests in...

Iran: Expensive Medicine, Cheap Human Life

A look at the equipment and weapons that the Iranian regime has been using against its people to suppress...

Must read

FACTBOX-Foreign companies stepping away from Iran

Reuters: A growing number of oil companies, trading houses...

Iranian film-maker to get bail hearing on May 22

AFP: Famed Iranian film director Jafar Panahi, who has...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you