EU, US slam Iran nuclear work at UN council meeting

UNITED NATIONS - France, Britain, Germany and the United States on Wednesday took advantage of a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council to condemn Iran's decision to begin enriching uranium at an underground bunker.
The volley of criticism of Tehran will likely add to the pressure on Iran to curb its nuclear program, though Western envoys said there was little chance the 15-nation council would impose a fifth round of UN sanctions on the Iranians anytime soon due to resistance from veto powers Russia and China.
"It's a worrying development," French Deputy Ambassador Martin Briens told reporters about Iran's enrichment work after the council meeting. He added that Tehran's new move was a violation of multiple resolutions of the UN Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors.
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