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Iran Warns IAEA Against Threats Ahead Of Vote

Iranian ambassador to the IAEA Ali-Asghar Soltanieh
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