UN SC permanent members to discuss Iranian dossier in Paris

Iran Materials 2 May 2006 13:37 (UTC +04:00)

(ITAR-TASS) Delegates from the countries that are permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and from Germany will meet here on Tuesday to discuss the Iranian dossier. Submitted for their consideration is a draft resolution of the U.N. Security Council on Iran, which the United States, Britain and France are elaborating with the participation of Germany. The meeting is being held at the level of deputy foreign ministers from the six countries. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Kislyak will represent Russia, Trend reports.

The current meeting is the first one after IAEA Director-General Mohamed ElBaradeis report was submitted to the U.N. Security Council. It contains conclusions, indicating that Tehran had not complied with the international communitys demand to stop the enrichment of uranium.

It was learned in Paris that the tabled U.N. Security Council draft resolution is based on paragraph 7 of the U.N. Charter, which permits the use of force. According to French diplomatic sources, not all the foregoing countries share this view. The Chinese delegate to the United Nations, for instance, stated last week that paragraph 7 permits the issuance of ultimatums at a certain stage, which is not the case today.

There are also considerable differences among the authors of the draft resolution, that is among the European Trio and the United States. A high-ranking official of the French Foreign Ministry told Itar-Tass that Paris and Berlin were in favour of a rigid carcass for the future resolution, which would rule out the automatic use of force.

It could consist of clear-cut commitments by the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to concert their joint actions and to assign a special role to the International Atomic Energy Agency in the process of the settlement of the crisis, he stressed.

The current Paris meeting is a prologue to the conference of the ministers of foreign affairs of the six countries on the Iranian dossier, which is to be held in New York on May 9.