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Excerpts from resolution on Iran

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AP: Excerpts of the text of the resolution on Iran submitted by European nations to the 35-nation board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency referring it Saturday to the U.N. Security Council. By The Associated Press

Excerpts of the text of the resolution on Iran submitted by European nations to the 35-nation board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency referring it Saturday to the U.N. Security Council.

The Board of Governors …

(f) Recalling that … the Director General noted that after nearly three years of intensive verification activity, the Agency is not yet in a position to clarify some important issues relating to Iran’s nuclear program or to conclude that there are no undeclared nuclear materials or activities in Iran,

(g) Recalling Iran’s many failures and breaches of its obligations to comply with its NPT Safeguards Agreement and the absence of confidence that Iran’s nuclear program is exclusively for peaceful purposes resulting from the history of concealment of Iran’s nuclear activities, the nature of those activities and other issues …

(m) Recognizing that a solution to the Iranian issue would contribute to global nonproliferation efforts and to realizing the objective of the Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction, including their means of delivery,

1. Underlines that outstanding questions can best be resolved and confidence built in the exclusive peaceful nature of Iran’s program by Iran responding positively to the calls for confidence building measures which the Board has made on Iran, and in this context deems it necessary for Iran to:

– re-establish full and sustained suspension of all enrichment-related and processing activities, including research and development, to be verified by the Agency;

– reconsider the construction of a research reactor moderated by heavy water;

– ratify promptly and implement in full Additional Protocol;

– pending ratification, continue to act in accordance with the provisions of the Additional Protocol which Iran signed on 18 December 2003; …

3. Expresses serious concern that the Agency is not yet in a position to clarify … the fact that Iran has in its possession a document on the production of uranium metal hemispheres, since, as reported by the Secretariat, this process is related to the fabrication of nuclear weapon components; and, noting that the decision to put this document under Agency seal is a positive step, requests Iran to maintain this document under Agency seal and to provide a full copy to the Agency;

4. Deeply regrets that … Iran resumed uranium conversion activities at its Isfahan facility on 8 August 2005 and took steps to resume enrichment activities on 10 January 2006;

5. Calls on Iran to understand that there is a lack of confidence in Iran’s intentions in seeking to develop a fissile material production capability against the background of Iran’s record on safeguards as recorded in previous Resolutions, and outstanding issues …

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