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12/01/2006 | Irán: World pressure mounts on Iran over nuclear dispute

Reuters Staff

Moves to report Iran to the U.N. Security Council for defying the world over its nuclear program gathered pace on Thursday as big powers announced plans for a crisis meeting in London next week.

 

The foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany were expected to abandon talks with Iran and call for its referral to the council at a meeting in Berlin later on Thursday.

If the ministers agree to such a push, it would signify the end of 2-1/2 years of diplomatic effort by the European Union's three biggest nations to convince the Islamic republic to abandon its uranium enrichment program, which they suspect it intends to use to produce fuel for atomic weapons.

Iran says it only aims to develop a civilian nuclear power program in accordance with international law.

British Foreign Minister Jack Straw said it was "highly probable" Iran would be referred to the Security Council after its decision to restart sensitive nuclear work this week.

The council could impose a range of sanctions on Tehran.

Straw, leaving for the Berlin meeting with his French and German counterparts and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, said he thought Russia's views on Iran were akin to Britain's.

"Russia, too, has been extremely helpful. We've consulted with them very closely. It's for them to say what their position is, but I think you'll find they're in a very similar place to us," said Straw.

RUSSIAN, CHINESE MISGIVINGS

Russia, along with China, has previously resisted sending Iran to the Security Council over the nuclear dispute.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Ekho Moskvy radio his country, a big energy partner of Iran, was concerned about its latest moves. He said Moscow would do its best to persuade Tehran to renew its nuclear moratorium.

Russia is building a $1 billion nuclear reactor at Bushehr in Iran. China imports significant amounts of Iranian oil.

China said it hoped Iran would return to talks on the nuclear dispute and urged all parties to exercise restraint.

"We hope Iran can do more to promote mutual confidence between itself and the EU3, and return to negotiations," a spokesman for China's foreign ministry, Kong Quan, said.

Seeking an international consensus on sending Iran to the Security Council, Britain said it would host talks involving the United States, Russia, China and the EU3 next week.

Iran has completed the removal of U.N. seals on its nuclear fuel research sites, but will need time to refurbish machinery before it can start enriching uranium, a Western diplomat said.

Iran raised the stakes in its nuclear standoff with the West on Tuesday when it began to take off the seals placed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on equipment used to enrich uranium. The process can produce fuel for power stations or, if the uranium is highly purified, for bombs.

The diplomat, who is close to the IAEA and asked not to be named, said the Iranians would probably have to rebuild its entire cascade of enrichment centrifuges. "There's a lot of humidity, corrosion. It's going to take a long time," he added.

The sites were mothballed under a November 2004 agreement with France, Britain and Germany, which had been leading negotiations with Iran with Washington's blessing.

An EU3 diplomat said the plan for the Berlin meeting, due to start at 3:30 p.m. (1430 GMT), was "cancellation and referral" -- meaning scrapping talks with Iran unless it promises not to begin enriching uranium, and recourse to the Security Council.

OIL MARKET JITTERS

The mounting tensions sent crude oil prices sharply higher as concern grew that Iran, the world's fourth biggest oil exporter, may use oil exports as a retaliatory weapon against the West or that sanctions could hit oilfield investment.

U.S. crude futures were up 67 cents at $64.61 a barrel after rising 57 cents on Wednesday when prices hit a three-month high of $64.80 amid volatile trading.

EU patience with Tehran has been wearing thin for months. The EU3 broke off negotiations with Iran after it re-started uranium processing in August, but resumed talks last month.

European anger intensified after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for Israel to be "wiped off the map" and queried whether six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust.

European diplomats say they expect the IAEA's board of governors to convene in early February to discuss turning Iran's case over to the Security Council. They say a simple majority on the U.N. nuclear watchdog's 35-nation board favors such a move, but add that EU and U.S. officials want broader support.

(Additional reporting by Sebastian Alison in Brussels, Oleg Shchedrov in Moscow and Madeline Chambers in London)

 

Reuters (Estados Unidos)

 


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