Iran Nuclear NewsGerman FM: Iran violated international law

German FM: Iran violated international law


UPI: Germany accused Iran of violating international law on its nuclear program and urged Arabs not to use Israel’s nuclear arsenal to justify Iran. United Press International

CAIRO, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Germany accused Iran of violating international law on its nuclear program and urged Arabs not to use Israel’s nuclear arsenal to justify Iran.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after a meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Thursday that the European troika’s decision to call for an emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency to discuss referring Iran to the Security Council “was taken as a last resort, after all means of negotiations with Tehran were exhausted.”

Britain, Germany and France, which have been involved in nuclear negotiations with Iran for two years, called for the emergency meeting of the IAEA’s Council of Governors on Feb. 2.

“No one could blame us for insisting on referring Iran to the Security Council, because we sought dialogue with Iran and presented generous proposals, but over the past 24 months we were acquainted with all Iranian pretexts, including that of dual standards,” Steinmeier said.

He called on Arab countries to avoid using Israel’s nuclear arsenal as a pretext to evade pressuring Iran into abandoning its nuclear program.

“Citing dual standards regarding other countries will not help in anyway,” Steinmeier said.

Egypt, which is a member of the IAEA’s Board of Governors, called for self-restraint and patience over referring Iran to the Security Council.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Ghait said earlier this week his country supports a political settlement of Iran’s nuclear case, but stressed Egypt will permit the rise of a nuclear military power in the Middle East.

Iran sparked Western condemnations, especially from the United States, after it broke U.N. seals on nuclear fuel research centers ten days ago.

Latest news

Iranian regime threatens Middle East with “hypersonic” missiles

The Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Tuesday unveiled a hypersonic missile. Hypersonic is a type of...

The Iranian regime lacks nuclear transparency

Iran has not acted as expected in terms of transparency regarding its nuclear program, said the head of the...

Iran has sold $1 million in ammo to Russia

The Iranian regime has sold ammunition to Russia worth more than one million dollars in the ongoing conflict in...

Forecasting a “difficult year” for Iran

The official website of the Iranian regime’s presidency was taken over by Iranian dissidents in a significant security breach...

US Sanctions IRGC’s Foreign Terrorism, Intel Unit Chief

The US government has imposed sanctions targeting the Chief of the Intelligence Unit of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps...

Iran’s Fruit Production: Exports High, Consumption Low, Prices Soar

Iran's diverse climate, topography, and altitude give rise to a wide variety of fruits, ranging from tropical dates to...

Must read

No deal

Washington Post - Editorial: Proponents of a diplomatic "grand...

Brazil has no plans for new mediation on Iran

Reuters: Brazil will not make any new attempts to...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you