UN veto powers, Germany fail to agree on Iran

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6 December 2006, Paris (dpa) - There was still no agreement on imposing UN sanctions against Iran for its continued nuclear programme, following a meeting of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany in Paris Tuesday evening. The French Foreign Ministry said that there had been clear progress towards a UN resolution and that discussions would continue. France, Germany and Britain have produced a draft Security Council resolution that is backed by the US and seeks punitive measures a

6 December 2006

Paris (dpa) - There was still no agreement on imposing UN sanctions against Iran for its continued nuclear programme, following a meeting of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany in Paris Tuesday evening.

The French Foreign Ministry said that there had been clear progress towards a UN resolution and that discussions would continue.

France, Germany and Britain have produced a draft Security Council resolution that is backed by the US and seeks punitive measures against Iran, which has refused international demands to halt uranium enrichment. Russia and China have so far opposed sanctions.

The statement by the French ministry said the six nations were close to finalizing an agreement, but that a number of issues remained open.

The US and others have accused Iran of seeking to build nuclear weapons, while Tehran insists its programme is entirely peaceful.

DPA

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