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Board Accepts Nuclear Vow by Iranians

In a defeat for the Bush administration, the 35-country ruling board of the International Atomic Energy Agency passed a mildly worded resolution on Monday welcoming Iran’s total freeze on a sensitive part of its nuclear program. The resolution, passed by consensus without a vote, removes the possibility that the group will drag Iran before the United Nations Security Council for possible censure or even sanctions. It also rescues an agreement reached earlier this month with Britain, France and Germany that requires Iran to suspend all its uranium enrichment activities in return for negotiations on possible rewards for Iran that will begin next month. The Bush administration has repeatedly tried without success to persuade its fellow board members to debate Iran’s case in the Security Council. But it decided to go along with the board’s decision to accept the resolution, only to turn around to vent its disappointment and rage. Full Story

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