The Wall Street Journal says, citing diplomatic sources, the US administration is pressuring France and the UK to refrain from presenting a resolution condemning Iran's nuclear program to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Washington fears the resolution could escalate tensions between Iran and the US ahead of the autumn presidential elections. Washington plans to abstain in a censure vote.

The US believes that the political course of Iran has become more unstable following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi. The Biden administration has long said it is seeking a diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear program.

The WSJ says that if the US abstains during the vote on the resolution, it would significantly undermine the authority of the IAEA and harm international efforts to contain Iran.

Official US administration representatives contacted by The WSJ denied this information. According to the IAEA, Iran has enough highly enriched fissile material for three nuclear bombs.