March 11, 2005

WE'LL LEAD, YOU FOLLOW...AND VICE VERSA:

EU warns Iran it could face U.N. penalties (GEORGE JAHN, March 11, 2005, AP)

The European Union has warned that Tehran could face U.N. Security Council action, including possible sanctions, unless it agrees to scrap technology that can be used to make nuclear arms, according to a confidential document obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

If Iran does not agree, "We shall have no choice but to support referring Iran's nuclear program to the U.N. Security Council," the document says.

The revelations follow statements by two senior U.S. administration officials on Thursday that President Bush has agreed to offer modest economic incentives to Iran in exchange for Tehran's abandoning its nuclear enrichment program. But the United States expects the Europeans to refer the matter to the U.N. Security Council for sanctions if Iran does not comply.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 11, 2005 3:52 PM
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