US faces Russian - Chinese objections regarding Iran
The UN Security Council will not reach agreement this week on a Franco-British statement pressing Tehran to suspend all uranium enrichment activities, a Western diplomat said, according to AFP.
The diplomat said the council's five veto-wielding permanent members, Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, were too far in their stances."Moscow and Beijing wants to keep the council's role to a minimum," the Western diplomat said.
On her part, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, displaying impatience with slow UN talks, warned "there can't be any stalling" in dealing with the potential threat, AFP reported.
"There is no time for delay in taking on this issue," Rice said. "There can't be any stalling. The international community has got to act," the chief US diplomat told reporters.
"We will come up with a vehicle (for addressing the Iranians), I am quite certain of it," she had told a news conference. "If it takes a little longer, I'm really not concerned about that."