[Updated at 10:58 a.m.] The United States, Russia, China and other key nations have reached agreement on a "strong" Iran sanctions resolution, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.
Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Clinton said the United States has been "working closely" with its international partners - the so-called P5 plus 1 - on a resolution to present to the United Nations' Security Council.
She said they forged "a strong draft with the cooperation of Russia and China," the two countries that have been reluctant to impose strong sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program.
"We plan to circulate the draft resolution to the entire Security Council today," said Clinton, who made the remarks before she began testifying about START, the U.S.-Russian treaty on nuclear arms.
The P5 plus 1 includes the five permanent member of the Security Council - the United States, China, Russia, France, and Britain - as well as Germany.
The group has been concerned that Iran intends to develop nuclear weapons. Iran has denied that claim, saying it wants to develop nuclear power for peaceful purposes.
[Posted at 10:29 a.m.] The United States, Russia and China have reached agreement on an Iran sanctions resolution, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.
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