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Iran Threatens To Stop Cooperating With IAEA

Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant (file photo) (AFP) 31 January 2006 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki said today his country will cease cooperating with the UN nuclear watchdog on 4 February if it forwards the country's nuclear dossier to the Security Council.

He said in Tehran that if the dossier is sent to the Council, Iran will cease voluntary cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from that day onward.

Mottaki also reiterated Iran's insistence that it would carry on with its renewed nuclear research.

(compiled from agency reports)

U.S. IAEA Governor Gregory Schulte

U.S. IAEA Governor Gregory Schulte

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