New Iran resolution doesn't call for harsh sanctions, Russia says

A draft UN resolution on Iran's nuclear program does not call for any harsh sanctions, Russia said, and the Iranian president said new measures would not deter the country's pursuit of nuclear technology. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that the draft encourages countries to be vigilant in their dealings with Iran to prevent the illegal transfer of nuclear material, but "does not foresee any harsh sanctions." He spoke a day after the draft was approved by the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany. These terms "will be enforced until the International Atomic Energy Agency's concerns are resolved," Lavrov said, referring to the UN's nuclear watchdog.