Israel hails IAEA move on Iran, hopes for UNSC measures in future

Israeli Prime Minister Bennett attends weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, May 29, 2022. Gil Cohen-Magen/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

JERUSALEM, June 8 (Reuters) - Israel hailed a resolution by the U.N. nuclear watchdog's 35-nation Board of Governors chiding Iran on Wednesday for failing to explain uranium traces found at three undeclared sites, and saw possible U.N. Security Council intervention in the future.

"This is a significant resolution that exposes Iran's true face," Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement, adding that the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) members had "worked together with the aim of arresting and preventing Iran's attainment of nuclear weaponry".

"If Iran continues with its activities, major countries should bring the Iranian issue back to the Security Council."

Writing by Dan Williams

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