BBC: No deal on UN sanctions for Iran
Posted by uscsjp on March 10, 2007
Iran says it has a right to develop peaceful nuclear technology
Russia and China have said they have reservations with some of the proposed UN Security Council sanctions to punish Iran for continuing to enrich uranium. The Security Council is seeking to expand sanctions imposed in December over concerns Tehran is secretly trying to develop nuclear weapons.
Iran maintains that its nuclear programme is for purely peaceful energy-generation purposes.
Diplomats from Russia and China have balked at the current UN suggestions.
The proposals include an arms embargo, trade restrictions, a travel ban and an extension of an existing list of firms and individuals whose assets would be frozen. (continued)