Russia voices hope for adoption of draft resolution on Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 18 /Trend T.Konyayeva/
Russia hopes that the resolution of P5+1 Group on Iran will be adopted today at a meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors, ITAR-TASS quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexey Borodavkin as saying on Friday.
"It is difficult to predict whether the resolution will be adopted in its final form," he said. "The document was submitted by P5+1 Group to the IAEA Board of Governors. Moscow supported the resolution, collaborated on its draft and looks forward to its adoption."
Borodavkin further said he expects "talks on the Iranian nuclear program among members of P5+1 Group will be resumed."
Major world powers have agreed on a joint resolution aimed at intensifying pressure on Iran to address "deep and increasing concern" about its controversial nuclear program.
The resolution was set to be debated by the IAEA's 35-nation Board of Governors later today.
The resolution urges Iran to admit the Agency's experts to its nuclear facilities, and insists on enhancing cooperation between Iran and the IAEA and diplomatic settlement of the nuclear crisis.
The draft resolution has been prepared by P+1 Group of international mediators, which includes five UN Security Council's permanent members - Russia, the USA, UK, France, China - and Germany.