Peaceful dialogue can resolve Iran nuclear standoff

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Ban Ki-moon

Iran is yet to demonstrate that its nuclear energy programme was genuinely for peaceful purposes, according to the  United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

The Secretary General said the latest assessment by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) indicates the possibility of Iran's nuclear programme having a military dimension.

Speaking in Davos Switzerland, the Secretary General called for peaceful dialogue to resolve the standoff over Iran's nuclear energy programme.

"There are five Security Council resolutions already adopted, including four resolutions on sanctions on Iran. What is important at this time is Iran should fully comply with relevant Security Council resolutions. All the members of the United Nations have responsibility political and legal to fully comply with Security Council resolutions. Onus is on Iranian side. At the same time there is no other alternatives in addressing this crisis than peaceful resolution through dialogue."

Duration 43"

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