Lavrov: New Iran resolution doesn't call for harsh sanctions

The new draft UN resolution on Iran over its disputed nuclear program does not call for any harsh sanctions, but encourages other countries to be vigilant, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday. Speaking at a news conference the day after the draft was signed by the five permanent Security Council members and Germany, Lavrov said it "does not foresee any harsh sanctions." "It calls for countries to be vigilant while maintaining trade and economic and transport and other ties with Iran so that they are not used for the transfer of forbidden nuclear material," he said.