Iran threatens to end diplomacy

by on January 31st, 2006

(CNN) — Iran has reacted with anger to a move by the world’s top five powers to report it to the U.N. Security Council, saying the action would close diplomatic avenues to a solution of its nuclear standoff with the West.

Meanwhile Russia and China are sending diplomats to Tehran to urge the Islamic republic to cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), according to a Russian news agency.

The Russian Information Agency reported the development ahead of Thursday’s special meeting in Vienna of the International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors.

Foreign ministers from Russia, China, Britain, France and the United States — the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council — decided at a two-day meeting in London to ask the IAEA to take the case of Iran’s nuclear program to the Security Council.

Etalkinghead Staff