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07-31-2006, 01:05 PM
Iran's UN envoy rejects Security Council demand


Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:21 AM ET

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iranian U.N. Ambassador Javad Zarif on Monday rejected a Security Council demand that Iran suspend its nuclear activities by the end of August or face the threat of sanctions, saying the action was without legal basis.

"Iran's peaceful nuclear program poses no threat to international peace and security and therefore dealing with this issue in the Security Council is unwarranted and void of any legal basis or practical utility," Zarif told the council.