France: 6 powers nearing accord on Iran resolution

The six powers seeking a UN resolution on Iran's nuclear program are nearing agreement on a text, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said Monday. High-ranking diplomats from the UN Security Council's five permanent members plus Germany will meet in Paris on Tuesday to discuss measures to punish Iran for its nuclear program. "We want to reach as broad an agreement as possible in the UN Security Council," Douste-Blazy said in Brussels, according to the French Foreign Ministry. "Therefore we are gathering tomorrow in Paris, to discuss the text." "I think that we should now reach agreement on this," Douste-Blazy said. He gave no details of the possible text.