Powell says Iran nuclear program likely to be referred to UN
KUWAIT CITY (AFP) Jul 29, 2004
US Secretary of State Colin Powell said here Thursday that it was "more and more likely" that Iran's nuclear program would be referred to the UN Security Council as a possible prelude to sanctions.

"I think it is getting more and more likely that this matter is going to have be referred to the Security Council," he told reporters accompanying him on a visit to Kuwait.

"Iran has made clear they do not intend to abide by their commitments" to reveal its nuclear activities, he said.

The United States has accused Iran of wantonly flouting international calls to curb its nuclear activities, saying Tehran is engaged in a "direct challenge" to the International Atomic Energy Agency.