On the eve of renewed talks between Iran and a six-nation group on its nuclear programme, a top United Nations official reported today that Tehran has still not provided the necessary proof that its activities are purely peaceful and not for military purposes.
Russia today urged Iran to cooperate with the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and to show transparency in its relationship with the body to resolve outstanding issues related to Tehran’s nuclear programme.
Cuba today called for radical United Nations reform and a strengthening of the General Assembly to confront current challenges that include the threat of “powerful and influential forces” in the United States and Israel paving the way to launch a military attack on Iran.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today pinned the United Nations’ “ineptitude” on what he called its “unjust structure,” urging that the veto power of the Security Council’s five permanent members be abolished.
The head of the United Nations atomic watchdog today voiced “great regret” over Iran’s decision to bar two key nuclear inspectors and said the move hinders the body’s investigation into the country’s nuclear programme.