Iran Nuclear NewsU.S. diplomat says Iran resolution "punitive"

U.S. diplomat says Iran resolution “punitive”

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Reuters: U.S. Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns said on Thursday a new draft resolution against Iran agreed by major powers would be punitive, despite remarks to the contrary by Russia’s foreign minister. TEL AVIV (Reuters) – U.S. Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns said on Thursday a new draft resolution against Iran agreed by major powers would be punitive, despite remarks to the contrary by Russia’s foreign minister.

“This resolution will be punitive. I saw some comments from Moscow yesterday saying it will not be punitive. That’s not correct. It’s a punitive resolution,” Burns told reporters during a visit to Israel, without elaborating on the wording of the draft resolution over Iran’s nuclear programme.

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