Consultations on the new Security Council draft resolution
against Iran seemed making progress, UN diplomats said Monday.
Ambassadors from the six countries, including the United States,
Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, met again Monday
afternoon at the UN Headquarters in New York on the elements of the
draft resolution imposing sanctions on Iran against its unyielding
French Ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sabliere told reporters after
the two-hour meeting that "this is the best meeting we have had
since the beginning of these negotiations ... and we have many
"We are going to send the outcome of our discussion to our
capitals," he added.
British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry also claimed that the six
countries have made many substantial progress, and will wait for
instructions from capitals overnight.
He said the six will meet on Tuesday morning, and will inform
other Council members on the progress they have made.
(Xinhua News Agency March 13, 2007)