Iran Dismisses New UN Sanctions


VOA News

Iran has dismissed new sanctions imposed by the U.N. Security Council to try to curb the country’s controversial nuclear activities.

Iran’s ambassador to the U.N. nuclear agency, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, insisted Iran will not stop enriching uranium.
Twelve of the Security Council’s 15 members voted Wednesday in favor of the resolution, while Brazil and Turkey voted "no" and Lebanon abstained.

Russia’s Interfax news agency reported Thursday that Russia is freezing a contract to sell S-300 missile systems to Iran in line with the sanctions.  Russia and China, both key allies of Iran, backed the resolution after succeeding in watering down the measures sought by Western nations.

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