UNSC discusses Iran's N-case behind closed doors
(IRNA) - Permanent members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday held a session behind closed doors to discuss Iran's nuclear case.
The five veto-wielding members of the Security Council -- China, Russia, the United States, Britain and France -- met in session upon a request of the US in the wake of the escalation of Zionist military attacks on Lebanon and Palestine and increasing number of casualties, reports Trend.
The session ended without any decision reached by the five states.
The UNSC held the session on Iran's nuclear case on the request of the US, which only last week blocked attempts by the UNSC to pass a resolution aimed at putting an end to the Zionist regime's aggression on civilians and infrastructure of Lebanon.
Iran, on June 6, was offered a package of incentives by the UN Security Council's five permanent members -- Russia China, US, UK and France -- plus Germany through EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana in exchange for suspension of uranium enrichment and resumption of talks to settle the dispute over its nuclear program.
The five UNSC permanent members, eager to obtain a speedy reply from Iran to the offer, agreed to return Iran's dossier to the Council on July 12.
Iran, however, has insisted it will not be pressured to give a reply before the end of the Iranian month of Mordad (Aug 21).
At the end of the 20-minute session of the Security Council on Tuesday, French UN Ambassador Jean-Marc de la Sabliere, the Council's president for July, refused to comment about the session.
Besides Sabliere, representatives from the US, Britain, Russia, China and Germany were present in the meeting.