In Berlin, world leaders have agreed a draft of new sanctions to be imposed on Iran in a bid to halt its nuclear ambitions. It’s believed the content of a new resolution would increase the severity of previous sanctions, as well as tightening travel bans and asset freezes.
The American Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice had arrived in Berlin in pessimistic mood. China also turned up resolute that it would not back more sanctions.
Tehran immediately made its own announcement – saying that no amount of UN resolutions will deter it from having nuclear power.
Detailed negotiations on the draft will follow in the next few weeks.