Talk:UN Security Council calls on Iran to suspend uranium enrichment

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where does the word "demand" come from? SethDelisle 00:52, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

getting to the source[edit]

The statement itself is the balance between long political battles between people representing the EU-3, USA, Russia and China - the press release on the UN site is not the statement itself, and is less likely to be a consensus document among all the Security Council member states' representatives. They put their efforts into agreeing on the words of the statement, not into agreeing on the words of a press release.

The press release omits, for example, the first paragraph of the statement - which is about the right of all state parties - including Iran - to do research and development into nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Omitting this completely changes the balance of the whole statement, which is that because the UNSC supports this right, it only requests a temporary suspension of research and development into nuclear energy in order to build confidence that it really is only for peaceful purposes.

Another big error in the previous version was saying that the UNSC asked the IAEA to check that Iran complies with the UNSC's request - which is false. The UNSC only asked the IAEA to check that Iran complies with the IAEA Board's own requests.

Boud 23:13, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

excellent points. Neutralizer 05:26, 31 March 2006 (UTC)