U.S. agreed with the major world powers to punish Iran over its nuclear plan
“We have reached agreement on a strong draft with the cooperation of both Russia and China,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, without giving any details of the pact. “We plan to circulate that draft resolution to the entire Security Council today. And let me say, Mr. Chairman, I think this announcement is as convincing an answer to the efforts undertaken in Tehran over the last few days as any we could provide.”
The agreement was reached by the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China — the five permanent, veto-wielding members of the Security Council — plus Germany. Russia and China have been the most resistant to the American-led efforts to impose new sanctions on Iran.
The information is released after the agreement between Brazil, Turkey and Iran to exchange low-enriched uranium.
“The agreement signed in Tehran on Monday addressed the exchange of uranium to 3.5 percent from nuclear fuel to 20 percent and has nothing to do with uranium enrichment (in Iran),” explained Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mehmanparast Ramin.