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September 12, 2012 9:45 am

U.S. Brings Russia and China Closer on Iran Nuclear Threat

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (right) with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at 2011 Munich Security Conference. Photo: wiki commons.

Businessweek/AP – The United States and its Western allies have persuaded Russia and China to support a resolution critical of Iran’s nuclear defiance in hope of showing Israel that diplomacy is an alternative to military force in pressuring Tehran, diplomats said Wednesday.

The resolution, which demands that Iran stop activities that could be used to make nuclear arms, cannot be enforced by the 35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency, even if approved by vote or consensus as expected Thursday. But with Israel increasingly floating force as an alternative to failed international efforts to curtail suspected Iranian nuclear activities, the document is significant in seeking to show world-power resolve in pursuing a diplomatic solution to the standoff.

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  • The rsolution has no teeth to it! More futility from the IAEA, and the members of the P5+1.

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