Iran Rebuked over Nuclear Cover-Up by UN Watchdog

(Reuters) The UN nuclear watchdog's governing body has passed a resolution condemning Iran for developing a uranium enrichment site in secret and demanded that Iran freeze the project immediately. The resolution, the first against Iran in nearly four years, was passed by a 25-3 margin with six abstentions. (BBC News) With rare Russian and Chinese backing, the vote sent a message of increasing international resolve to challenge Iran over its disputed nuclear ambitions. The measure won blanket Western backing. Cuba, Malaysia and Venezuela voted "no," while Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Pakistan, South Africa and Turkey abstained.

2009-11-27 08:28:15

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