The International Atomic Energy Agency is considering a motion that could see Iran referred to the United Nations Security Council for its controversial nuclear activities. But diplomats say Iran is threatening to resume sensitive uranium enrichment and limit inspections if the IAEA adopts the European-backed resolution.
The draft puts off immediate referral to the Security Council, but leaves the option open. It also condemns Iran for past violations of nuclear safeguards. The new draft language could be a reflection of the lack of support from Russia and China for involving the Security Council. There was no word on when the board might vote on the motion. Iran denies western accusations that it is secretly pursuing nuclear weapons.