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Russia opposes referring Iran nuclear situation to UN Security Council

[JURIST] Russian Foreign Ministry officials have said that they oppose referring Iran to the UN Security Council [official website] over Iran's continued uranium conversion activities [IAEA issue backgrounder]. Moscow released a statement [press release] Monday announcing that officials "see no grounds for the referral to the UN Security Council of the question which the IAEA is actively and productively concerned with at present." Britain, Germany and France have previously threatened to refer Iran [JURIST report] to the Security Council if Tehran does not stop the uranium conversion. Iran maintains that they are not concerned with possible referral to the Security Council [JURIST report] and they will continue their nuclear activities. China also opposes sanctioning Iran and could block efforts to bring the nation before the Security Council. AP has more.

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