VIENNA, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The IAEA, contending with the United States and Europe, Friday delayed passage of a resolution to rebuke Iran for its secret nuclear program, says a report.
The New York Times said the postponement by the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency came because the U.S. and Europe could not agree on how harshly the rebuke should be worded.
Diplomats have wrangled for days over the wording of the resolution, with the United States demanding tougher language and making threats to take further action against Iran.
"There was no coming together on the text of a resolution," said Melissa Fleming, a spokeswoman for the agency. "It was judged that it would not be ripe for tabling until next Wednesday."
The negotiations are now expected to move to Washington, Paris, Berlin and other capitals, where the United States and Europe will try to bridge the gap "at the highest levels," Fleming said.