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US still expects UN statement on Iran

The Security Council failed to reach accord on a text on Tuesday after days of intensive negotiation.

india Updated: Mar 22, 2006 17:31 IST

The United States still believes the UN Security Council can reach agreement in coming days on a statement calling on Iran to suspend uranium enrichment activities, a senior envoy said on Wednesday.

"I would expect in the coming days we'll see a statement coming from the Security Council...," Gregory Schulte, US ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said during a visit to Brussels.

He said such a statement would request that Tehran implement a resolution by UN nuclear watchdog's board of governors calling on it to suspend enrichment activities, which critics say are aimed at developing atomic weapons.

The Security Council failed to reach accord on a text on Tuesday after days of intensive negotiation amid resistance from Russia and China.