Thursday, March 09, 2006


CNN: U.N. tackles Iran nuclear crisis

Thursday, 0948 GMT (0448 CDT)
UNITED NATIONS -- The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council have begun talks over Iran's nuclear program following a formal report by the head of the agency's atomic watchdog.

IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei, left, presented his report to the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog Wednesday.

Diplomats from the veto-wielding powers -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- met briefly in New York on Wednesday before the full council tackles the issue next week.

The 15-nation council is expected to issue a statement urging Iran to comply with resolutions by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

But there are differences among the permanent council members over what the statement should say, and diplomats from the five nations are expected to meet again on Friday, Reuters reported.

Full CNN story.

Dave Haigler, Abilene, Texas
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