The UN atomic watchdog's 35-nation Board of Governors passed an anti-Iran resolution cooked by the US and its three European allies on Thursday in a move already rejected by Tehran as an effort to exert political pressure on Iran.

Iran PressIran news: The resolution drafted by the United States, Britain, France and Germany says the board "decides it is essential and urgent" that Iran explain what it claimed was the origin of the uranium particles and more generally give the International Atomic Energy Agency all the answers it requires, Reuters reported.

Of the 35 members, there were five abstentions and two countries were absent, according to diplomats in the meeting. Russia and China voted against.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Nasser Kanaani rejected the move by the US and its European allies to put forward an anti-Tehran resolution to the UN nuclear watchdog’s Board of Governors, saying that its architects have drawn on recent riots in the country to pile up their political pressure on the Islamic Republic.

The Iranian diplomat also highlighted that Iran is committed to the implementation of the Comprehensive Safeguard Agreement, and will continue to cooperate with the IAEA on the basis of the accord.


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