Iran warned today that UN sanctions might bring a halt to its cooperation with nuclear inspectors, Reuters reports. The warning comes a day after Britain, France, and Germany joined the US in calling for such sanctions because a report by international inspectors gave Tehran mixed marks on its openness. "A wait-and-see approach is not an option," said the European allies.
Iran warned against adding "fuel to the fire" with UN penalties. The back-and-forth follows a report from inspectors that says Iran is making progress in resolving questions but that much more needs to be done. The EU-3 blasted as "unacceptable" Iranian curbs on inspectors and Tehran's expansion of uranium enrichment despite calls for a halt.