Russia, China 'against rushing sanctions vote on Iran'

Russia and China are against attempts to rush a vote in the United Nations Security Council on further sanctions against Iran, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Friday.

Russia, China 'against rushing sanctions vote on Iran'


Russia and China are against attempts to rush a vote in the United Nations Security Council on further sanctions against Iran, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Friday.

"We are against forcing the voting process," Lavrov was quoted as saying in Beijing by Interfax news agency.

But Lavrov also added that work on the resolution was close to completion and that the economic interests of Russia and China had been taken into account in the draft.

The White House and Western diplomats have said the Security Council is expected to vote next week on the resolution, which would impose new sanctions on Iran.


Reuters

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