The Iranian envoy to the UN nuclear monitoring agency has warned the agency not to use threats against Iran.
The official IRNA news agency quoted Ali-Asghar Soltanieh as saying that the International Atomic Energy Agency should use "the language of logic rather than force."
The IAEA's 35-member Board of Governors meeting in Vienna is expected to vote today on a resolution that would censure Iran for the first time in four years.
The draft resolution has been introduced by six world powers -- the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany -- which have been involved in negations with Iran over its controversial nuclear program.
The resolution reportedly calls on Iran to halt construction on a recently declared enrichment plant.
Iran has defied previous UN demands to suspend uranium enrichment.
compiled from agency reports