May 18th, 2010
10:58 AM ET

Nations forge Iran sanctions resolution, Clinton says

[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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  1. Mohammad

    First of all I can't believe after Iran top religious leader said that nuclear research for only peaceful purpose is falls. Iran regime so far had been different than Saddam Iraq. They had been following up all UN resoluions. Even in Iraq world could not found WMD.

    This sanctiions if any will widen the gap between Muslim world and US, which is not good for modern world including US.

    Mohammad

    May 18, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. R K MISHRA

    Sanctions promote and advocate punishment and smacks of punitive actions. It is the failure of persuasive diplomacy. It will result in the alienation of Iran and common populace of Iran will bear the brunt. It must have been obligatory on the part of International Community to have acquainted and convinced Iran of the effects and outcomes of Nuclear tests. Palpably Global leaders could not intimidate Iran in abstract manner, therefore they resorted to extreme measures.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. dave

    you misunderstand... less sanctions with the movement of the uranium... get it. better for everyone.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. joe

    Iran threatens an ally of the USA openly. Iran is a state sponsor or a terrorist organization. Iran takes Americans hostage. What kind of rewards should Iran get? Iran is lucky that the USA blocked the rewards that Israel wanted to bestow on Iran before George Bush left office....

    May 18, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. Christina

    Now if only we could all agree on Christianity, this world might start having hope left for it afterall.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. kyle

    Its all a hoax, between russia china and iran to have the U.S feel safer when really all 3 hate America! Stop being so damn gullable

    May 18, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |