Iran Nuclear NewsMajor powers postpone consultations over Iran sanctions: US

Major powers postpone consultations over Iran sanctions: US

-

AFP: The major powers debating a draft resolution for tougher sanctions over Iran’s disputed nuclear program postponed consultations they had planned for Tuesday, the US State Department said. WASHINGTON (AFP) — The major powers debating a draft resolution for tougher sanctions over Iran’s disputed nuclear program postponed consultations they had planned for Tuesday, the US State Department said.

“It’s been postponed for scheduling issues. They’ll get together later in the week,” Tom Casey, a spokesman at the State Department, told AFP.

The United States has been involved in protracted negotiations with Russia, China, Britain and France — the five permanent UN Security Council members, or P5, that all have veto power — and Germany.

Washington is promoting a two-track strategy aimed at offering Iran a dialogue that would give it economic benefits if it stops enriching uranium, or at threatening a third round of punitive sanctions.

Casey said Monday that the political directors of the State Department and the foreign ministries of the five other countries had planned to hold a conference call early Tuesday.

Casey said the six powers would now consult later in the week, but had not decided yet on a particular day or time. “They’re still trying to work it out.”

The political directors of the six countries held a 90-minute conference call on December 11 about Iran’s nuclear program, but did not finalize a draft sanctions resolution.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice admitted afterward that the United States has “tactical differences” with Russia and China about the “timing, about the nature of any further sanctions.”

But she said that “the two-track strategy remains in place,” when asked if the National Intelligence Estimate, published December 3, undercut the US drive for sanctions.

The report said Iran had stopped an alleged covert nuclear weapons program in 2003. Iran insists its nuclear program is peaceful.

Latest news

Grim Tidings for Iran’s Regime After Approval of UN Fact-Finding Mission

After many discussions and debates, the United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a fact-finding mission to investigate the...

Iranian People’s Resistance Changed the Appeasement Policy

Soon after the new US government started its obligations in January 2021, hand in hand with the European governments...

Khamenei’s Disgraceful Campaign Against Piranshahr and Javanrud, Who Will Be the Loser?

On the 67th day of Iran’s revolution, the Iranian regime attempted to put a halt to the protests in...

Iran: Expensive Medicine, Cheap Human Life

A look at the equipment and weapons that the Iranian regime has been using against its people to suppress...

Who Is Abolqasem Salavati Iran Regime’s Killer Judge?

Last week, it was announced that the case of several people who were arrested during the Iranian People's uprising...

Iran Revolution Characteristics

More than two months have passed since the start of the latest round of protests in Iran against the...

Must read

US blocks Iran’s envoy to UN

AP: The Obama administration informed Iran it would not grant...

Iranian pilot campaigns to lift airliner sanctions

AP: An Iranian pilot who guided an Iran Air...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you