Russia’s DFM: No agreement reached on Iran sanctions


Top diplomats from six key powers focused on possible new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program at a meeting Saturday, but reached no agreement, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said.

The Russian official, Sergei Ryabkov said the six powers want to meet again with the Iranians to discuss their October proposal that Tehran exchange uranium for nuclear fuel.

The U.S. was pushing for new sanctions against Iran at Saturday’s meeting at the European Union headquarters in New York. Officials from China, Britain, France and Germany also took part in the meeting.

Emerging from the 2 1/2-hour meeting, Ryabkov said: “It is inconclusive in a sense that we didn’t make any decisions right away.” AP