UNITED NATIONS — A resolution that would impose new
sanctions on Iran is ready for a vote by the U.N. Security Council.
United States has been pushing for speedy action and France's U.N.
Ambassador Gerard Araud said Monday a vote was likely in "the very short
The final version of the resolution, obtained by The
Associated Press, would ban Iran from pursuing "any activity related to
ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons," bar Iranian
investment in activities such as uranium mining, and prohibit Iran from
buying several categories of heavy weapons including attack helicopters
The Security Council, meanwhile, was meeting late
Monday afternoon at the request of Turkey and Brazil, which brokered a
fuel-swap agreement with Iran.