Key UN Security Council nations signaled opposition to a draft European resolution that would impose sanctions on Iran over its disputed nuclear program, with Russia indicating the measure is too tough and the United States indicating it is not tough enough.
The three European nations that drafted the resolution - Britain, France and Germany - met for the first time Thursday afternoon with the United States, Russia and China to discuss the text.
The meeting took place hours after Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov signaled Moscow's opposition, saying the resolution departed from agreements between the six major powers, whose foreign ministers last met in London in June to discuss sanctions against Iran.
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