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Vote on new Iran sanctions likely on March 24

Permanent members of UNSC say the text is ready for vote after changes.

world Updated: Mar 23, 2007 13:10 IST

Sponsors of a UN Security Council measure to reinforce sanctions against Iran for its nuclear programme are ready to put it to a vote, likely on Saturday, after having amended the text, UN diplomats said.

Council permanent members the United States, Britain and France signalled the text was ready for a vote after "seven or eight" changes were made after requests by South Africa, Indonesia and Qatar, said Britain's UN ambassador Emyr Jones Parry.

First Published: Mar 23, 2007 12:59 IST

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