Iran and the UN

Norman Dombey

On 4 February, the Board of Governors of the IAEA finally decided to report Iran to the UN Security Council. Their resolution noted that ‘after nearly three years of intensive verification activity, the agency is not yet in a position … to conclude that there are no undeclared nuclear materials or activities in Iran.’ It went on to point out ‘Iran’s many failures and breaches of its obligations to comply with its Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Safeguards Agreement’ and acknowledged ‘the absence of confidence that Iran’s nuclear programme is exclusively for peaceful purposes’.

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[*] LRB, 2 September 2004.

[†] International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 33:1 (1984).