VIENNA - Russia and China backed four Western powers
on Wednesday to step up diplomatic pressure on Iran to allay concerns
that it is developing atomic bombs capability, a day after Israel ramped
up threats to attack the Islamic state.
The United States,
France, Germany and Britain as well as Russia and China agreed a draft
resolution at the UN nuclear agency to rebuke Iran over its expanded
uranium enrichment program while making clear their desire to find a
peaceful resolution to the dispute which risks a new Middle East war.
and China, critical of unilateral Western sanctions on Iran's oil
exports, were initially reluctant to submit a resolution on Iran to the
35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),