European and U.S. delegates to the International Atomic Energy Agency are working behind the scenes to broaden support for reporting Iran to the United Nations Security Council.
A second day of formal meetings was put off until late this-Friday afternoon, to allow for closed-door discussions among the diplomats in Vienna. Some of the countries on the 35 member governing board reportedly Cuba, Venezuela, Syria oppose a draft resolution that would report Tehran to the Security Council for possible sanctions.
U.S. and European officials accuse Iran of seeking nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only, and has threatened to reduce cooperation with the UN if it is reported to the Security Council.
Analysts predict a majority of the agency's governing board will vote in favor of the resolution. But the final vote might not come until Saturday.
Information for this report is provided by AP and Reuters.