UPI: Iran and the U.N. Security Council need to take a timeout on the Iranian nuclear question, a top Russian official said Sunday. United Press International
Iran and the U.N. Security Council need to take a timeout on the Iranian nuclear question, a top Russian official said Sunday.
Igor Ivanov, secretary of the Russian Security Council, said Iran should stop to think about its uranium enrichment program, while the U.N. group should do the same in regards to its position on Iran, Novosti reported.
“Iran and the international community must take a pause and find a solution through negotiations and come to a common conclusion,” Ivanov said. “All the parties need to stop and sit down to a table of negotiations at the level of experts.”
Iran resumed uranium enrichment in January 2006, bringing it under international scrutiny and pressure. The United States and some other Western countries are concerned that Tehran intends to pursue a nuclear weapons program, an accusation Iran denies.