Cooperate with UN, UAE tells Iran


The UN Security Council resolution 1737 calls on Iran to suspend sensitive nuclear activities, including enrichment-related and reprocessing activities. The suspension of such activities should be verified by the IAEA.



According to the resolution that was sponsored by France, Germany and the United Kingdom, work on all heavy water-related projects — including the construction of a research reactor moderated by heavy water — should be suspended.



The UAE’s position was made by Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan during a meeting here yesterday with the British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett.



During the meeting, Shaikh Abdullah and his British counterpart conferred on the security and stability of the region, including latest developments in Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon.



On Iraq, Shaikh Abdullah stressed the need to fully implement the current security plan, but added that this must go side by side with an inclusive and constructive national dialogue.



“There is also a need to disarm all militias. It is only the armed forces and the police which must carry arms. These armed forces must also be purged of elements implicated in crimes,” Shaikh Abdullah said.



The minister also called for the implementation of UN resolution 1701, calling on Israel to quit Shabaa Farm in South Lebanon.



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