March 30, 2006 (Stop Fundamentalism) â€“ After three weeks of intense negotiations between 5 veto-wielding permanent members of the UN Security Council, all 15 members of the Council unanimously approved a Presidential Statement about Iranâ€™s nuclear program.
The non-binding statement that was approved on Wednesday gives Iran 30 days to stop all nuclear projects and uranium enrichments and return to the negotiating table or face isolation.
The statement stepped back from five precise demands made in an earlier draft, including access to individuals, documentation, and nuclear sites. However, diplomats said the statement implicitly endorsed them by calling on Tehran to take all steps previously stipulated by the IAEA board.
"We will not, definitely, suspend enrichment," Iranâ€™s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Aliasghar Soltaniyeh, said on Thursday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki condemned the West for taking Iran to the UN Security Council and its â€œunjustified propaganda.â€