UN Security Council calls on Iran to suspend uranium enrichment
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The U.N. has unanimously approved a non-binding statement earlier today reaffirming its commitment to the , including the right of NTP states to "develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination", and also calling for Iran to temporarily suspend this right — including all activities related to uranium enrichment and reprocessing, including research and development activities — in order to " in the exclusively peaceful purpose of its nuclear programme and to resolve outstanding questions".
The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council agreed on the statement earlier today. This is the first action by the Security Council over the alleged fears of some countries that Iran wants to join theof nations possessing nuclear weapons.
The IAEA was requested to file a report in thirty days' time.
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