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BBC: US wants tougher Iran sanctions

Posted by uscsjp on February 21, 2007

Nicholas Burns

Mr Burns has backed the idea of “additional sanctions”

Washington has said it will now push for tougher sanctions against Iran over its continuing nuclear activities. The United Nations Security Council gave Tehran 60 days to suspend its uranium enrichment programme.

But the deadline has expired and a UN report is soon expected to confirm that Iran is pressing ahead with developing its own nuclear fuel cycle.

US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns accused Iran of “brazenly pursuing” its nuclear ambitions. (continued)

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