Iran Nuclear NewsWorld powers gearing up for Iran sanctions

World powers gearing up for Iran sanctions

-

Reuters: Six world powers are preparing to draft U.N. sanctions against Iran given the failure of high level talks so far to yield an Iranian promise to halt sensitive atomic work, a senior British official said on Tuesday. LONDON (Reuters) – Six world powers are preparing to draft U.N. sanctions against Iran given the failure of high level talks so far to yield an Iranian promise to halt sensitive atomic work, a senior British official said on Tuesday.

He said European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana, trying to coax Iran into halting enrichment, reported back to EU countries and the United States at the weekend that top Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani had given a clear “no”.

“We are intensifying preparatory efforts for what should be in a resolution,” the British official said.

“(British Foreign Secretary) Margaret Beckett was talking to her counterparts over the weekend … Unless there is a sudden and unexpected change of heart by the Iranians, we can expect this to move to New York in the coming week or so.”

“Solana reported that Larijani had made clear to him last week that Iran was not prepared to resume suspension. That’s the position that President Ahmadinejad and others had been stating in public. It came through clearly from Larijani to Solana and Solana has accordingly reported back,” the official said.

Latest news

Iran: People of Khoy Still Reeling From 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck northwest Iran on Saturday, killing at least three people and injuring...

Iran’s Unsolvable Air Pollution Problem

Air pollution will remain at dangerous levels and will increase for the next few days in most big cities,...

The World Must Acknowledge the Iranian People’s Right to Self-defense

Victor Hugo once said: “When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.” Throughout history, this has been the...

Iran: 60% Of Population Is Poor

The livelihood baskets of the Iranian people are shrinking dramatically. This, in turn, has introduced new concerns to protect...

The implications of EU’s terrorist designation of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)

The European Parliament called on January 18 for the European Union to list Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a...

Iran’s Regime Is Hiding Human Rights Violations In Its Prisons

With more than four months into Iran’s latest round of nationwide uprisings, the brutality of the Iranian regime’s security...

Must read

Iran said seeking help with nuclear reactor

Reuters: Iran plans to ask the U.N. nuclear watchdog...

Amnesty condemns absurd charges against Iranian jailed cartoonist

Iran Focus London, 3 Oct - The international human...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you