New sanctions against Iran may be approved next week - White House

The US hopes that the UN Security Council will consider and approve
new sanctions against Iran nest week, the official spokesman of the
White House Robert Gibbs said, RIA Novosti reports.


The situation around Iran complicated after Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad declared on February 11th that Tehran had produced its
first batch of 20% enriched uranium and had the potential to produce
more higher enriched uranium. He also denied accusations of nuclear
arms development.


The six mediators of Iranian nuclear program settlement (Russia, the
USA, China, France, UK and Germany) discussed the resolution of new
sanctions. While the six initially failed to come to an agreement, US
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on May 18th that Russia, the
USA and China had reached an agreement on a new resolution developed
by the US.

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