March 8, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
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.