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Europeans Drop Harsher Stance on Iran - Yahoo! News
: "VIENNA, Austria - The
European Union on Thursday offered to delay its drive to bring
Iran before the
U.N. Security Council for its suspect atomic activities if Russia and China will agree to a new resolution that criticizes Tehran for violating nuclear commitments.
If an agreement is not reached, however, the EU, backed by the United States, planned to force a vote on the tougher resolution.
The new U.S.-backed European offer was contained in a text threatening Tehran only with referral to the Security Council at a later date. The previous EU draft resolution — which also remained on the table — urged the 35 nations on the
International Atomic Energy Agency board of directors to report Iran to the U.N.'s highest decision-making body during the board's current session.
Neither version mentions sanctions, in recognition that veto-wielding Security Council members Russia and China were opposed."