Russia, China Scuttle Bid for More Sanctions on Iran

[Ha'aretz] Barak Ravid - Russia and China have rejected a proposal by the U.S., Britain, France and Germany to impose more sanctions on Iran should a dialogue over its nuclear program fail, a senior official in Jerusalem said. The two nations refused to discuss the possibility of further pressuring Iran during high-level, six-power talks held last week in Germany. "Russia and China avoided a serious discussion, presented an inflexible stance, and set things back one year," the Israeli official said. The four countries in favor of sanctions concluded following the meeting that it would be difficult to advance further sanctions against Iran at the UN Security Council and that there would be a need for independent sanctions from the EU.

2009-09-08 08:00:00

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