Permanent UN Security Council Members Agree on Iran Text

By VOA News
29 March 2006

British officials say the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council have agreed to a statement demanding that Iran stop enriching uranium.

Officials hope to have the statement approved by the full Security Council later Wednesday.

The statement comes on the eve of a meeting in Berlin between top diplomats of Germany, Britain, the United States, Russia, China and France. China and Russia had voiced concerns that too strong a statement on Iran could be counterproductive and fail to bring Iran back in line with its non-proliferation obligations.

The United States accuses Iran of using its uranium enrichment program to develop an atomic bomb. Iran insists its nuclear intentions are peaceful.