IAEA to look at alleged Iranian nuclear weapons activities

European powers have prepared a resolution for next week's meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency that focuses on Iran's nuclear defiance, diplomats said Sunday. But a senior Iranian official warned against such action at the Vienna-based IAEA when the agency starts its 35-nation board meeting Monday. And diplomats said that traditional opposition by nonaligned IAEA board member nations could lead the Europeans to rethink their plans. In any case, a Western decision on whether to lobby all 35-nations to back such a resolution would likely wait until after Monday's scheduled vote on sanctions in the UN Security Council, they told The Associated Press. One of the diplomats said that all five permanent council members appeared ready to back new sanctions as well as the majority of temporary members, with only Libya, South Africa and Indonesia opposed. Like his colleagues, he demanded anonymity because his information was confidential.