The United Nations nuclear watchdog agency passed a resolution on Thursday rebuking Iran for defying demands to curb its uranium enrichment and failing to quell mounting concerns about its suspected research into atomic bombs.
Iran’s envoy to the agency, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said such resolutions were counterproductive. Iran has moved forward with its nuclear program despite a series of similar resolutions since 2006 as well as harsh economic sanctions. The resolution “will only complicate the situation and jeopardize the cooperative environment which we desperately need,” Mr. Soltanieh told reporters after the vote.
In a statement to the board, the European Union said, “Iran has not engaged seriously and without preconditions in talk… >>>