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Cuba Venezuela and Syria
VIENNA, Feb. 4 (Xinhuanet) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors adopted a resolution to report the Iranian nuclear issue to the U.N. Security Council during its extraordinary meeting here Saturday.
The resolution, which was submitted by France, Germany and Britain, was approved with an overwhelming majority from the IAEA decision-making body. Of the 35 members on the IAEA Board of Governors, 27 voted yes, three voted no and five abstained.
A Vienna-based diplomat said Cuba, Venezuela and Syria voted against the resolution, while Algeria, Belarus, Indonesia, Libya and South Africa abstained.
According to the rules of IAEA, if a draft resolution cannot be passed unanimously, a vote should be taken and adoption merely needs a simple majority.
While urging Iran to take "confidence building measures," the resolution "deems it necessary" for Iran to take some steps like:
posted on 02/04/2006 11:25:12 AM PST
Is the escalation of the Mohammad case due to Iranian effort to shift the focus from the IAEA?
posted on 02/04/2006 1:14:48 PM PST
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