US presses Russia, China on Iran sanctions

With obvious impatience, a senior State Department official urged Russia and China on Friday to let the UN Security Council pass a resolution to impose sanctions on Iran for refusing to stop enrichment of uranium. "It's time to get on with it," Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said of the stalemate in the Security Council after three weeks of debate. He said US differences with Russia and China were tactical, not strategic, and a resolution that would impose limited sanctions on Iran eventually would emerge from the council.