Iran asks to meet UK, France, Germany

The three countries have called for Iran's referral to the UN Security Council, a move that could lead to sanctions.

January 30, 2006 04:33
1 minute read.
iran nuclear plant 298.88

iran nuke plant 298.88. (photo credit: AP)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Iran has asked to meet British, French and German negotiators in Brussels on Monday to discuss the standoff over Tehran's nuclear program, EU and British officials said. Germany, France, Britain and the US have called for Iran's referral to the UN Security Council, a move that could lead to sanctions. China and Russia remain unconvinced. EU and British officials - speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the discussions - confirmed that senior officials from Britain, France and Germany would hold talks with Iran's deputy nuclear negotiator, Javad Vaeidi, at Iran's request on Monday. The meeting will come as US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joins foreign ministers from the four other permanent Security Council members - Britain, France, Russia and China - plus Germany - in London on Monday in an attempt to break the diplomatic deadlock over Iran's nuclear program. Teheran claims its nuclear program is designed only for civilian purposes. The United States and Europe fear the Iranians are using the program as a cover to make nuclear weapons. The 35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency meets on Thursday at the UN agency's headquarters in Vienna, Austria, to discuss the Security Council referral. Uranium enriched to a low level is used as fuel to produce electricity but further enrichment makes it suitable for use in a nuclear bomb.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Yellow Vests
April 20, 2019
Yellow vest protestors clash with police days after Notre Dame fire