Iran to be referred to the UN Security Council

via Haaretz.com:

“The five permanent members of the UN Security Council agreed Monday that Iran should be hauled before that powerful body over its disputed nuclear program.

China and Russia, longtime allies and trading partners of Iran, signed on to a statement that calls on the UN nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency to transfer the Iran dossier to the Security Council, which could impose sanctions or take other harsh action.

The foreign ministers from China, Russia, the United States, France and Britain also said the Security Council should wait until March to take up the Iran case, after a formal report on Tehran’s activities from the watchdog agency.”

Although they have agreed to refer it to the security council, whether meaningfull action is taken or if the process is further delayed remains to be seen.

These are interesting times in which we live.

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