Thursday, September 22, 2005

EU drops hardline stance on Iran


The EU's "big three" are said to have backed down from a demand that the UN nuclear watchdog should immediately report Iran to the Security Council.

Diplomats from France, the UK and Germany said the shift came amid opposition from Russia and China.

They are now reportedly proposing that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna should only implicitly threaten Tehran with such action.

Iran is accused of developing atomic weapons, an allegation it denies.


"Hardline stance" HA!

When did the EU have a hardline stance with Iran?