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UN could soon debate fresh sanctions on Iran

August 17, 2007

by Herve Couturier 2 hours, 1 minute ago

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – A third UN resolution imposing sanctions on Iran over its controversial nuclear program could come as early as September, diplomats said as Washington raised the heat on the Islamic republic.

Five months after the last round of sanctions was approved, three of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — United States, France and Britain — support such a move, while Russia and China are more hesitant.

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