Security Council to vote today on Iran resolution

Iran Materials 23 December 2006 12:38 (UTC +04:00)

(thenews) - The Security Council will likely approve Saturday a slightly amended European draft resolution mandating UN nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, diplomats said late Friday.

A Western diplomat close to the talks, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the latest draft resolution would be endorsed overwhelmingly and possibly unanimously.

China's UN Ambassador Wang Guangya told reporters that he planned to consult with his government before the vote, reports Trend.

The vote will take place exactly two months after Britain, France and Germany first introduced a sanctions draft resolution following Iran's failure to comply with an August 31 council deadline to halt its sensitive nuclear fuel work.