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Iran says no legal basis for Security Council recourse

[JURIST] Gholamreza Aghazadeh, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran [official website], said Tuesday that there is no legal basis for efforts to refer Iran [JURIST report] to the UN Security Council [official website]. In an interview with the semi-official ISNA [media website], Aghazadeh said that the five permanent members of the Security Council, who agreed Tuesday that the International Atomic Energy Agency [official website] should report the situation of Iran's nuclear enrichment program [IAEA materials] to the Council, would face difficulties with the move because "there is no legal basis to refer Iran's case to the Security Council." Iran decided last month to resume its nuclear research program [JURIST report] prompting an emergency IAEA meeting Thursday after diplomatic attempts to resolve the situation failed [JURIST report]. Reuters has more.

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