유럽연합은, 이란이 당장 모든 핵 연구활동을 중단하지않을 경우, 유엔 안전보장이사회의 제재조치를 받게될 것이라고 경고했습니다.
유럽연합 관리들은, 이란이 최근 국제 원자력 기구 – IAEA의 사찰을 거부함에 따라, 비밀리에 핵무기를 개발중이라는 의혹을 증폭시켰다고 말했습니다. 이같은 유럽연합의 경고내용은 8일, 오스트리아 빈에서 열리는 IAEA이사회에서 전달될 예정입니다.
IAEA 이사회는 이란의 핵 문제와 이란을 유엔 안보리에 회부하는 방안을 논의하고 있습니다.
The European Union says Iran must halt all its nuclear research now, or face action by the United Nations Security Council. European officials say Iran's recent move to close its facilities to International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors heightened suspicions that Tehran has launched a secret weapons-building program.
The E.U.'s message will be delivered to the I.A.E.A. during today's (Wednesday's) meeting of the U.N. agency's board of governors, who are in Vienna discussing the Iran controversy and possible sanctions by the U.N. Security Council. In Iran today, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his nation is making full use of nuclear energey for peaceful purposes, and the world will have to yield to Iran's decision. (Mr. Ahmadinejad was speaking at a gathering in Khorramanad.)
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he believes Tehran is likely to point to the nuclear agreement with India that President Bush announced last week in New Delhi, as supposed evidence that Western nations are biased against Iran. (Mr. Annan was speaking on U.S. public television [PBS' "Charlie Rose Show"] late Tuesday.) Vice President Dick Cheney warned Tuesday there would be "meaningful consequences" for Tehran if its suspected pursuit of an atomic bomb continues.