Friday, November 20, 2009

Russia: New Iran sanctions not on agenda

Press TV reports:

Whilst the US threatens Iran with consequences, Russia rules out the possibility of additional UN Security Council sanctions against Tehran at the present juncture. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Andrei Nesterenko, said on Thursday that there was as yet no talk of new sanctions at the UN Security Council.

"Currently there is no discussion about working out additional sanction measures against Iran at the UN Security Council," he said in a statement. "At the current moment it is important to let diplomacy work, and superfluous emotions only harm the situation," he added.
Note: in the meanwhile, the "big guys" (P5+Germany) are meeting in Brussels behind closed doors to discuss Iran.