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UPDATED: 08:18, March 27, 2007
U.S. urges Iran to cooperate with UN
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The United States said Monday that Iran should suspend uranium enrichment activities and cooperate with the UN after Iran said it would limit cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over its nuclear program.

"We would urge them not to go down that road," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

"We are united. Iran should suspend its enrichment and reprocessing activities. The Iranian regime, rather than comply with its UN Security Council obligations, is turning a blind eye toward it and it's unfortunate for the people," Perino said.

The White House has voiced disappointment over Iran's move on the IAEA.

"Considering the international community is united in its desire to work with Iran on a solution, their comments are disappointing," said Gordon Johndroe, spokesman for the National Security Council, said earlier Monday.

Iran announced on Sunday that it would partially suspend cooperation with the IAEA after the UN Security Council voted on Saturday to impose new sanctions on Iran for its defiance over its nuclear program. Iran has rejected the sanctions.

The United States has accused Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program. Iran has denied the charges.

Source: Xinhua

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