Iran has remained defiant over the UN Security Council’s support for further sanctions. Iran’s envoy to the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, says the sanctions will change nothing.
There was an indignant tone with the West, criticised for not meeting Tehran half way.
Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iranian envoy to the IAEA, insisted his government had invited the UN to come to the negotiating table, “but it seems they were deaf,” he said.
Residents of Tehran reacted with equanimity ahead of the the vote. The result had been anticipated and many support their government’s right to pursue nuclear technology.