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Russia fails to agree with US, Europe on Iran
12/19/2006
Russia failed to resolve differences with the United States and key European countries over a UN resolution that would impose sanctions on Iran for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment. Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Monday there had been "some progress" during talks among the six key nations trying to negotiate with Iran - Britain, France, Germany, the US, Russia and China - but he said differences remain over a travel ban and a list of companies and individuals that should be subject to a freeze of their financial assets. Churkin called the travel ban "unnecessary" and said that while Moscow accepts the concept of having some financial restrictions related to prohibited nuclear-related activities, "we have not agreed with the list."
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