Clinton Announces Iran Sanction Plan to Senate Committee
Posted on May 18, 2010
After months of negotiations between the U.S. and other members of the United Nations Security Council, as well as push-back from Russia and China in particular, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday that Russia, China, France and Britain have all agreed on a resolution to impose sanctions on Iran in response to its controversial (to some outside Tehran at least) nuclear program. —KA
Los Angeles Times:
The announcement to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee came one day after Iran offered a diplomatic proposal that many Western leaders view as an attempt to deflect the new round of economic strictures.
“This announcement is as convincing an answer to the efforts undertaken by Tehran over the last few days as any we could provide,” Clinton said.
Germany, a close ally though not a council member, also agreed on the draft.
Associated Press via Los Angeles Times