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Russia, China block UN Iran resolution

March 4, 2008
By GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press Writer 

VIENNA, Austria – Russia and China on Tuesday scuttled a Western attempt to introduce a resolution on Iran‘s nuclear defiance at a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, diplomats said.

The decision appeared to be the result of lingering unhappiness by the two world powers about not being informed earlier of plans for such a resolution.

It came a day after the U.N. Security Council imposed another round of sanctions on Iran for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment. Iran defiantly vowed to continue its nuclear program, which it insists is aimed only at generating power.

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