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Iran warns US not to call it before UN Security Council on nukes

[JURIST] Coincidentally on the thirty-fifth anniversary of the entering into force on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty [UN Secretary General statement], Iran said Saturday that it was unwilling to put a permanent end to enriching uranium and warned that further US-led efforts to push Iran before the UN Security Council would result in a more unstable Middle East. Top Iranian nuclear negotiator Hassan Rowhani [BBC profile] insisted that efforts to permanently extend Iran's temporary halt to uranium enrichment would negatively effect energy supplies from the Middle East and damage the European economy. Read the news release in English from the Islamic Republic of Iran New Agency (IRNA). Washington accuses Iran of secretly trying to build a nuclear bomb, a charge Iran denies. AP has more.

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