May 30, 2024, 7:21 AM

E3 circulating anti-Iran resolution ahead of IAEA BoG

E3 circulating anti-Iran resolution ahead of IAEA BoG

TEHRAN, May 30 (MNA) – Britain, France and Germany, known as the European troika or E3, have circulated an anti-Iran draft resolution ahead of the meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors next week, Media have reported.

Reuters has reported that that the three European countries who are participants in the Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) appear determined to push it despite opposition from their US ally, three diplomats said on Wednesday.

Reuters previously said it had reported on May 24 that the US and its European partners, known as the E3, were divided over whether to confront Iran with Washington fearing such a resolution could risk further escalation in the region and rock the boat ahead of November's US election.

Now, Reuters quoted three unnamed European diplomats as saying that “the E3 had shared a draft text with countries on the IAEA’s 35-nation board.”

"We are pushing the Americans, but they remain stuck in the thinking that nothing should be done to escalate with Iran," said one diplomat, adding: "That has achieved nothing so far and we believe we need to show firmness now."

The resolution focuses on the probe and refers to the possibility of asking IAEA chief Rafael Grossi to provide a more "comprehensive report" on Iran's nuclear activities than his regular quarterly ones, the report said.

Every three months, Grossi presents a report on the verification and inspection of Iran's nuclear activities in the light of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and the implementation of the safeguards agreement to the Board of Governors.

Iran has reacted to the previous resolutions drafted by the Western states previously by taking some measures in its nuclear program which have angered those states.

Iran has vowed its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes as the consecutive reports by the IAEA have proven.


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