conduct prior consultation with countries outside of Europe.
milestone that marks an end to the past and a beginning of the future.
We are still studying the report so I don't want to make any comments now. ... It needs careful study.
Our concern is that to refer it to the council might complicate the issue. I think this might make the positions of some parties more tough on this issue.
We're not in favor of sanctions. We still have time to be flexible, to work diplomatic solutions. I think that talking about sanctions at this stage would not be good for achieving the results.
I think at least four weeks to six weeks, this is my feeling.
The Russian argument is that it has the implication of leading to Chapter 7 actions.
They say at least four to six weeks, they say this is the advice if you ask them to do the job.
We talked about our objectives, how the Security Council can reinforce the role of the IAEA (the UN nuclear watchdog).
All we want is to work for a diplomatic issue, because this region is already complicated. I believe that invoking Chapter 7 will (make things) more complicated, and the implications will lead events to a direction that is uncertain.