World opposes Iran making nuclear fuel: EU draft

ImageVIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s governing board has reached a "broad consensus" that Iran should not be allowed to pursue nuclear enrichment, which would enable it to develop atom bombs, an EU diplomat said on Thursday.

A draft statement outlining this position was submitted by the European Union’s three biggest powers — France, Britain and Germany — to the chairman of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) board as it began a 2-day meeting.

"There is a broad consensus not to allow Iran in the present circumstances conducting enrichment related activities on its soil," said the draft of a summary statement to be read by the IAEA board’s chairman at the conclusion of the board meeting.