Iran: UNSC debates on nuclear program illegal and 'futile'

Teheran on Saturday called illegal and "futile" UN Security Council debates for new sanctions against Iran, saying sanctions would undermine, not strengthen, global security. The US push for a third round of sanctions against Iran is an "exercise in futility," said government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham. He made the remarks after Britain and France delayed a Security Council vote on new sanctions against Iran until Monday to try to get more support for the resolution. The two countries are co-sponsoring the resolution that would impose a third round of sanctions on Iran for refusing to halt uranium enrichment.