No resolutions or sanctions will change Iran's position: expert
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 27 / Trend T.Konyayeva /
Despite the high probability that the Governors Board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will approve the draft resolution prepared by Germany, Iran will not change its position on its nuclear program, Middle East Institute President Yevgeny Satanovsky said.
"The likelihood of [the adoption of the resolution] is greater than or tougher than the evasive attitude of Iran and yet this is the case," he wrote Trend in an e-mail "However, no resolution or sanctions will change Iran's position."
The two-day session of the IAEA Board of Governors consisting of representatives from 35 nations began working yesterday at the Vienna International Center. At the session, Germany submitted a draft resolution on Iran condemning Tehran for the secret construction of a second uranium enrichment plant.
According to the expert, if the IAEA Board of Governors approves the resolution, the U.S will insist on stricter financial and trade restrictions on Iran, including investment, fuel exports and cooperation with the country in all areas sensitive to Iran.
Regarding Iran's possible response, the only one who can really suffer in this situation is Israel, the expert added.
"Iran's rigid reaction will be limited to words in all cases except Israel, as Iran is ready to attack from Gaza and southern Lebanon, at any time and for any reason," he said.
The possible adoption of resolutions by the IAEA Board of Governors after the vote in Vienna will be the first action against Iran in the past four years. The latest resolution on Iran was adopted by the IAEA Board of Governors in February 2006 when the managers transferred the case to the U.N. Security Council because of Tehran's refusal to suspend uranium enrichment and allow full access to IAEA inspectors to its nuclear facilities.
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