UN to Approve New Sanctions Against Iran but Timing and Support Uncertain

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

United Nations (AP) the U.N. Security Council is expected to approve new sanctions against Iran for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment. But the timing is uncertain and the resolution may not get unanimous support.

U.S. ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said last week a vote would be scheduled for this Friday. But council diplomats now say it's likely to be delayed until next week to try
to get the support of four non-permanent members. Libya, Indonesia, South Africa and Vietnam have expressed concern about the resolution.

The five veto-wielding permanent council members, including the U.S., have already agreed on the draft resolution. It would expand travel restrictions and the freezing of assets to more Iranian officials linked to the nuclear effort. It would also impose a
Travel ban on some of those most involved in proliferation activity.


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