AFP
March 8, 2010

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World powers will fail to reach a consensus on imposing new sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, a the foreign ministry said on Sunday.

Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told the official IRNA news agency that the P5+1 group, comprising the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China — five veto-wielding members of the UN Security Council — and Germany, would not succeed in imposing sanctions on Tehran.

“Since the principle of sanctions regarding Iran’s peaceful nuclear activity lacks a logical and legal basis and is being pursued with political intentions by some countries, it is natural that sanctions will not materialise,” Mehmanparast said.

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