IAEA holds emergency meeting after Iran resumes nuclear program

[JURIST] After Iran announced an end to negotiations and a resumption of its nuclear program [Washington Post report] on Monday, the International Atomic Energy Agency [official website] held an emergency meeting [IAEA news release] Tuesday in Vienna to discuss the situation and before the meeting, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei urged that negotiations be continued [statement transcript]. European Union negotiators have been working with Iran [JURIST report] to ensure that the program is used peacefully and Russia has called for Iran to stop uranium conversion immediately [AFX report], saying the dispute can still be resolved. No UN seals at Iran's nuclear facility in Isfahan have been broken yet, but the seals will need to be removed eventually for the plant to be fully operational. Iranian nuclear officials have said that they will wait until security cameras can be installed [Reuters report] by the IAEA in mothballed parts of the facility, which should happen by Wednesday. Reuters has more.

 

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