Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 December 2014

US proposes to soften sanctions for Iran

The Bush administration has offered to narrow the scope of proposed United

Nations sanctions designed to force Iran to stop enriching uranium.

A UN Security Council resolution should aim at denying technology to Iran for

its nuclear industry and its enrichment programmes but not hinder the country's oil and

gas production, US under-secretary of state Nicholas Burns said.

Work on a resolution has been bogged down for three weeks by arguments pitting

Russia and China against the United States and Europeans.

The disputed proposal is aimed at Tehran's nuclear and missile efforts, but does not specifically omit its oil and gas industries, major parts of Iran's economy.

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