Monday, September 27, 2004

"suffer more serious consequences"

Iran threatens the world by stating that, with regarding to refering Iran's nuclear issues to the UN Security Council, it is "the Europeans and the international community which will suffer more serious consequences if the issue is sent to the Security Council." One can't help wonder what those consequences might be....

Iran announced on Sunday that threatening or pressuring Tehran about its peaceful nuclear program will not work at all, saying dialogue is the only way to settle the problems.

“Threats and pressure are the most inefficient instruments for dealing with Iran and dialogue is the only way to allay the two sides’ concerns,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi told a news briefing.

“Countries should avoid using the language of threats because it is the worst approach in international relations,” Asefi said in response to some European officials who have threatened to make efforts to forward Iran’s nuclear dossier to the United Nations Security Council if it does not suspend all uranium enrichment-related activities.

Asefi said Iran does not want its nuclear dossier sent to the Security Council, adding that the Europeans and the international community will pay a greater cost if the case is sent to the council.

“Of course we do not want the issue to be referred to the Security Council, but it is the Europeans and the international community which will suffer more serious consequences if the issue is sent to the Security Council,” the spokesman commented.


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