Iran Focus: London, Mar. 05 – The following is the full text of a joint statement on Iran issued by the foreign ministers of the 27 European Union states after a meeting in Brussels on Monday Iran Focus
London, Mar. 05 – The following is the full text of a joint statement on Iran issued by the foreign ministers of the 27 European Union states after a meeting in Brussels on Monday:
2789th EXTERNAL RELATIONS Council meeting
Brussels, 5 March 2007
The Council adopted the following conclusions:
“The Council took note of the report by the Director General of the IAEA to the United Nations Security Council of 22 February 2007 and deplored the fact that Iran has not complied with the terms of UNSC Resolution 1737, as confirmed in that report. The Council noted in particular that Iran has failed to suspend all enrichment and enrichment-related activities and appears determined to pursue these activities on an even larger scale.
In the view of the Council the report clearly demonstrates Irans disregard of the requirements of the international community expressed in the unanimous and legally binding UNSC Resolution 1737.
The Council reasserts its support for the UNSC process and underlines that the UNSC has expressed its intention in Resolution 1737 to adopt further appropriate measures under Article 41 Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter should Iran fail to comply. The Council urges the international community to act with the necessary firmness in support of this process.
The Council reaffirmed at the same time its continuing support for efforts to find a negotiated long-term solution to the Iranian nuclear issue. The Council seizes this opportunity to call once more upon Iran to open the way for negotiations by complying with the requirements as set out in Resolution 1737.”